It has been said, “Not everything that is learned is contained in books. ” Compare and contrast knowledge gained from experience with knowledge gained from books. In your opinion, which source is more important? Why? 1. Upon the question that which source is more important? gaining knowledge from experience or from books? People may have different opinions. Admittedly, both have advantages and they are important. We can’t reject the fact that ‘Not everything that is learned is contained in books. If we say that we are trying to learn how to swim, we can’t learn the whole things specifically without experiences. This tells us how important experiences are. But as for me, gained knowledge from books is more important by three reasons as follow: EDIT: People definitely have contrasting opinions one what is more important: gaining knowledge from experience vs. books. Admittedly, both sources of knowledge have advantages.
Although we can’t reject the fact that “Not everything is learned is contained in books,” I believe that beyond experience, books can help us acquire more knowledge because we can’t experience everything in the world, the books we read are from authorities of knowledge and we can save a significant amount of time and money through acquiring knowledge via books. The main reason why gaining knowledge from books is more important is because we can’t experience everything in the world. There are lots of things that we learn through our life and we can’t learn them all by experiencing.
Nevertheless, if we find particular books that include the information we are looking for, it will help us understand better. For instance, how could possibly we learn about forefathers without books? How could we also learn about the history of our countries? Obviously, it is impossible to learn these things by experiences. EDIT: The main reason why gaining knowledge through books is more important is that it gives us the chance to learn more than we can experience ourselves. There are a lot of things that we learn throughout our life, but we can’t experience them all.
However, there are books for almost every subject and situation and they can help us learn each and everything we are interested in better. For instance, how could we possibly have learned about our forefathers without books? How could we also learn about the history of our countries without the events recorded in texts? Obviously, it is impossible to learn about the aforementioned through our personal experiences. Another reason is because books are quite more reliable than our own perspectives or experiences.
Books generally have many kinds of information and displays such things like author’s opinion, style of writing. Sometimes, books are written by scientists or people from ancient times to present, from home and abroad. They are the symbols of wisdom. Considering with our own aspects of something could be incorrect while with the ideas and facets in which books describe are more considered as reliable. Hence, the knowledge from books can help us understand things more quickly and even better. EDIT: Another reason books are better is because they are more reliable than our own unprofessional perspectives.
Books are written by scientistis or other specialists who have a broad base of knowledge. As children or students of learning, we are still acquiring our knowledge and may not be able to formulate the correct ideas about many subjects. In contrast, the experts who typically write the books have much more understanding and can share that knowledge with us via the texts they write. Hence, the knowledge from books can help us understand things on a more wise level. As to the last point, gaining knowledge from books can save us a lot of time and energy.
Let’s say that students talk or learn about the theories in class. Actually, it is not necessary for students to test every theory in one’s own experiences; and it is not necessary to get involved in explaining every phenomenon we meet by our own experiences. If we just look into the books, we can learn lots of details and explanations more logically and understandably. EDIT: Lastly, gaining knowledge from books can save us a lot of time and energy. Students can debate and converse about theories in class, but their knowledge is limited to their young lives and may not have much behind the arguments.
Also, the students can save a lot of time by relying on experts who have spent a significant amount of time already testing or analyzing the theories before writing them in the books we read. It can enhance our experiences and help us understand situations with more professional perspectives. The books can provide us all the details and explain to us the situations much more logically. Now to conclude, gaining knowledge from experiences are also very important in our life. There is a proverb ‘to see is to believe’. This emphasizes the importance of experiencing.
Despite that, due to the previous three reasons, I would say gained knowledge by books are more important than gained knowledge by experiences. EDIT: In conclusion, gaining knowledge from our experiences is very important. There is a common proverb that says “to see is to believe. ” The proverb empasizes the importance of experience. Despite that, due to the inability to experience everything we would want to learn, the lack of detail in our own experiences and the fact we don’t have all the time in the world, books can definitely enhance our learning so much more than by experience. . There are generally two types of knowledge – theoretical and practical. Theoretical knowledge is the one gained from books, whereas practical knowledge is get by (GOT FROM) experience. I do believe that Those two are co-existent, but I would rather say that practical knowledge is a bit more important. Firstly, knowledge from books gives you useful theories that can give you general ideas and help you understand the real phenomenon better. This kind of knowledge is written down,SO you can read it.
There are many books available in almost every field, and a lot of them are written by spEcialists in a particular area. For instance, you can learn who Celts were only by reading books about them. In this case it is even (VIRTUALLY) impossible to get some kind of practical knowledge as you cannot take part in archaeological excavations unless you are specially educated (TRAINED) to do so. On the other hand, there is knowledge which can only by acquired practically – by trying and doing things. In your daily life there are many things that you learn this way.
An example of this is a set of basic skills, suuch (SUCH) as speaking, walking, running, eating. These are things you learn by practice, as you would not read about them in books before doing them. Another example of this would even date back to the (NO ARTICLE HERE) prehistoric times, when primitive people learned how to use and even make different tools. In addition, this kind of information was not written somewhere down, (NOT WRITTEN DOWN ANYWHERE) as there were no books at that time, and the (NO ARTICLE) primitive people could not read.
Copernick proved that the Earth is round actually, everybody believed that it is round. The reason for it was the fact that it was written somewhere. Therefore, you cannot trust every written word, but try to inspect (DISCIVER) things by yourself. Taking into account the information about these two types of knowledge, it can be inferred that they both are important. Yet, you have to keep in mind that it is better to try to learn things practically as long as it is possible, as booKs (even they would be written by specialists and experts) would probably contain some mistakes. . Not everything that is learned is contained in books. In fact there are many ways and many tools that we can use to learn things for example our experience, audio-visual materials and also from other people. Living daily life and trying new experiences is the best way to learn something because what you are experiencing will remain in your memory longer than if you learn the same thing by reading it on a book. In fact your brain learn every steps to achieve a certain result.
For example, if you don’t know how to ride a bike you can read it on a book, but the first time that you’ll ride a bike you’ll probably fall down because you’ve only understand how to do it but you’ve never experienced it by yourself. At the contrary, if you take your bike and you try again and again at the end you’ll be able to ride it because your brain will have learned the right way to move your body. Our audiovisual memory is very important to help us to remember things. There are people that have one kind of memory more developed than the other but it’s sure that audio-visual experiences are strong and they last long in our mind.
What we read in books develops our capacity to record the information that the writer is giving to us but when we see something with our eyes or we hear something with our ears, we experience it personally. For example if you read a book about the World War, it describes guns, soldiers uniforms, battles and the reader can imagine all these things, but if he sees a film or a documentary on the World War, probably he will understand better how guns and uniforms were made and the way in which battles really took place and perhaps he will understand that the idea that it was made from books was wrong or inexact.
With their actions, their words, their choices, people that surround us daily teach us lots of practical and theoretical notions that we could never know by books. My mother, for example, can teach me the best and the fastest way to make a cake: I can watch her doing the cake step by step and after I can try by myself. A book says only the list of ingredients and the steps to make the cake but maybe the result will be worse that the same cake made by my mother. In conclusion, I’d like to rephrase the starting statement, infect I would prefer to say “only something that is learned is contained in book”.
Books are a precious resource for improving our knowledge because there are things that we learn through the books we could never learn in other ways but also the contrary it’s true because in our life we have other ways to learn lots of things without reading them on books. 4. In our life, we learn a lot from actions, events in the real life or from books. Books give us theories that we can apply them to reality. In the real life, we experience and do directly all events and actions to receive life lessons, or you can learn from others’s experience intead.
In my opinion, knowlegde whether gained from experience or from books is very important and play necessary roles in our life, however, knowlegde gained from experience is quite more important than another one. Firstly, knowledge gained from experience is easy to remember. Because reality is very natural and visual, it shows all phenomena clearly, so obviously we can easily know what those phenomena are, and how they affect other things. Meanwhile, to represent those phenomena, books have to use a lot of words, so it is very abstract and difficult to understand .
Let us consider one example, in chemistry, instead of reading boring chemical formulas, we will carry out chemistry experiments such as making a laughing gas, we can not help laughing when smelling it, therefore, that phenomenon impresseses on us naturally, and helps us remember eaisly. The second point and also very important to support my response is that we by lots of knowledge gained from experience can work or do things more excellently and efficiently, therefore, we’re going to be appreciated more high by others.
Although, we have knowledge read from books about how to contend with all problems happening to our work, but we have never try ourhand at doing them, hence even a simple problem will become a serious issue. For instance,when comparing a person learning how to drive a car, even though reads again and again theories in guiding books but without practicing, with another one who has ever driven a car some times. What’s the result ? Explicitly, the person with some practices is better. In conclusion, I appreciate knowledge gained from experience higher than that gained from boring books.
However, we can not lack any of them because of their necessity. Besides, according to me, when reading something from a book , we should examine them in reality to summarize totally in all aspect of those things. 5. It has been said, “Not everything that is learned is contained in books. ” Many people believe that not everything is contained in books while others believe that most knowledge we have known is gained from books. From my point of view, I believe the second one is better. Knowledge gained form books is much more important than knowledge gained from life experiences.
Although not everything is contained in books, we still have to learn most things in books like we used to do it when we went to school. There are three main reasons that support my point of view. Firstly, some knowledge can be never gained from life experiences. As we all know, some knowledge is recorded by people like scientists or people from the past, from ancient time, here and abroad. We can say, books are not only great sources for us to get to know more information, but also excellent sources to know what is happening in present time, what happened in the past and what will probably happed in the future.
Without books, how can we know what happened in World War? Without books, how can we know what is going on there in space? Without books, how can we know about important things that can be used in life like Chemistry or Physics? Secondly, we all have to go to school: primary, high school, college. Books not only give us knowledge to learn besides what teachers have taught us but also save us from tests in school. In conclusion, both knowledge from books and knowledge from life experiences are important to us.
However, what we collect from books is much more important, in spite of the fact that knowledge gained from life is more practical than from books. I believe that books are still the major and great sources of knowledge. 6. Nowadays most of people in the world begin their lives studying at school. They read books, explore the experience that was written by previous generations. They aspire to get well-educated person in order to prepare for adult life. Knowledge obtained from books are precious. But when they face difficulties in real life, it is widespread situation these knowledge do not work.
I think it is quite clear knowledge gained from experience are much more important than books’ ones. Because the latter ones could appear to be not acceptable enough for the person and after all they should not be correct in every situation. The first thing, knowledge in books are often too common. Facts in book are summary of experience of many other people. But they are not the rules that suit totally everybody. In order to learn how they can be applied in real life people should use them carefully and learn on their own mistakes. But that is already experience knowledge.
Namely this thing most likely will help people in the future. The second thing, pieces of advice from book do not work sometimes. That happens most often because of particular problems people face in real life. But even more important, things from book can not be instructions for absolutely each state people are inclined to get. Life is goos, but it is unexpected and suprising and hazardous sometimes. So nobody can predict or predestine anything in advance. To comprise, the solutions from books can not be treated as silver bullet solutions that can be applied everywhere and always.
With no doubt they should be supported by real examples and real experience of each person. But when person is young and he has not experience enough books are the most valuable source of information. Words I needed: experience(syn:knowledge of life,adopt best practices), aspire (syn:to strive for), in advance(syn:early,in good time,ahead of time,beforehand,a priori), knowledge (syn:acquirements,data,information) 7. There are two main ways to gain knowledge for us. One of them is gaining knowledge from the books and the other one is from our experiences.
I think the gaining knowledge from our experiences is more valuable and important. My arguments for this point are listed as follows. First of all, Many datas we get from the books are forgotten easily, novels, technical books, Cooking recipes. There is a scientific explanation behind it. Researchers approve that most of the knowledge we get from the books is contained in temporary storage of our brains and it is called short term memory. That means these datas will be removed, to make these datas permanent, they must be used again and it is called “long term memory”.
Needless to say, books may be a perfect way to gain knowledge since they contains many theories but if we don’t turn these theories to practice, it will not be beneficial to us. In my point of view, practice and reading complement eacher. There is another fact, The Visual memory; it is much more effective way of learning than reading. We can’t forget easily what we observed. As I’ve mentioned in the second paragraph, by reading a booklet of a country may give us some information about the features of it but most of the data will be removed soon.
But if we travel that country, the visual memory will step in and it won’t be possible to forgot we saw easily. Datas will take place in the permant storage of our brains. What is more, We can’t ride a bicycle by reading the instructions. We need to practice it many times. Practicing is useful in many areas of our life. As the saying goes “ Nothing ever becomes real till it experienced “ Last but not least, We can’t learn everything from the books, We need to experience things, such as relationships with our family, friends, wife. Our reactions to the urgent situations.
All in all, Though I admit that gaining knowledge from the books are important but experience is much more effective way than it. 8. Many people regard books as the most important source for studying while others consider experience the best teacher. In my opinion, “Not everything that is learnt is contained in books” as well as in experiences as each of the two has its own advantages and disadvantages. People can learn from what they have undergone themselves, which is experience. What written in books is also experience, however, extracted from preceding people’s.
As the synthesis of knowledge accumulated by plenty of generations in centuries, books cover such a wide range of understanding that even with the whole length of life cannot a person experience all. Besides, knowledge gained from books are generally verified and practised by many people, especially in basic science like mathematic, physics etc.. Therefore, in books, knowledge are already generated and made available for you to acquire, and studying from books seems easier. On the other hand, the advantages of experience as a source for learning are difficult to ignore.
Despite the restrictions mentioned above, experience gains an intensive and thorough understanding of the issue. It is the most natural and earliest way of learning as a person learns to walk by walking, learns to talk by talking since being a baby, hence people’s brains are programmed to train themselves automatically through practising. In addition, learning from what told in books tends to reduce the ability to think independently and creatively of learners, while experience requires its students’ struggle for the true answers to the questions.
Obviously both sources are necessary for the success in studying, yet I prefer to learn from what experienced by myself. Reading thousands of books but without practicing and considering critically about the issues never help learners master the knowledge. Briefly, book and experience are good teachers, but the latter is more vital because after all, books are compiled on the basis of experiences. If you want to be as knowledgable as the authors of the books, how can you overlook their teacher, experience? 9. “Experience is the best teacher” is an old cliche, but I agree with it.
The most important, and sometimes the hardest, lessons we learn in life come from our participation in situations. You can’ learn everything from a book. Of course, learning from books in a formal educational setting is also valuable. It’s in schools that we learn the information we need to function in our society. We learn how to speak and write and understand mathematical equations. This is all information that we need to live in our communities and earn a living. Nevertheless, I think that the most important lessons can’t be taught; they have to be experienced.
No one can teach us how to get along with others or how to have self-respect. As we grow from children into teenagers, no one can teach us how to deal with peer pressure. As we leave adolescence behind and enter adult life, no one can teach us how to fall in love and get married. This shouldn’t stop us from looking for guidelines along the way. Teachers and parents are valuable sources of advice when we’re young. As we enter into new stages in our lives, the advice we receive from them is very helpful because they have already bad similar experiences.
But experiencing our own triumphs and disasters is really the only way to learn how to deal with life. 10. Learning is the activity that all of us have to do during our life. We have been learning since the moment we are born to the moment we die, this is the only way for us to survive and live normally in this world. Many people attend schools to gain knowledge, whereas others gain their knowledge from their experience in life, both ways provide us with much valuable knowledge. However, in my opinion, I think that experience is the more important source of knowledge. A philosopher from India said that: “There is no end to education.
It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning. ”Learning is a process in which you try to get certain knowledge for predetermined purposes. It is undeniable that we learn all the time we breathe, a baby when given birth learns to cry to find shelter and milk; then some months or years later, he learns how to crawl, walk, and run; after several years of learning basic surviving skills, he enter the world of wider and deeper knowledge, and use it as an essential part of his life ever after.
But academic knowledge is not all, and it has also been said:“Not everything that is learned is contained in books. ” A book can give you moments of relaxation and famous sayings but it cannot provide you the deep understanding of life; neither passing an examination nor finishing with education can make you be ready to encounter difficulties of the real life. Qualifications are record of what you have learned, but they are not relevant to what you need to know to live normally in this world.
Remembering theories is not all, you need to look for ways to apply it to your real job and your everyday life, that is when you are learning. Similarly, knowledge from books and knowledge from experience have the same source, which is the real life. While experience is what people get from the world around them, books are records of it. Humans have never stopped watching and thinking about things around them and they have tried to preserve the knowledge they got in many ways, including books.
People from all over the world have gone many places and seen many things, they have written about these so that they can preserve the knowledge they have to get with a great deal of effort, and that later generation can use this information. As a result, by reading books, readers know about many places that they have never been to; an Asian person can see the Eiffel Tower and know its details through photographs and information in books; a student can know about theories that were set up by ancient scientists, who lived thousands years before them.
Mankind’s knowledge takes root from life, and life is an endless source of knowledge that needs to be explored, inspiring people and making them learn non-stop. However, knowledge gained from books cannot be compared with that gained from experience. I say that because books provide us with many theories and conception, but they cannot give us opportunities to practice those things. People say that “Practice makes perfect”, indeed, only by practicing can you deeply understand what are mentioned in books, we can see what we read with our own eyes, this can excite us and make us more engaged in the knowledge that we have read.
Both books and experiences provide us with knowledge, but the ways we approach the knowledge are different and what we get are different, too. Books contain knowledge which is arranged and selected carefully from what authors think about real life. So they are easy to follow and understood. When reading books, readers only need to understand what is demonstrated on papers. In contrast, when actually practice in your real life, you need to observe, think and brainstorm very much to get the quintessential information.
Nevertheless, even when you can carry out the process of practicing smoothly, you may still draw a wrong conclusion, and no one can tell you about that, all you can do is compare your result with the real life so that you can realize the mistake. The risk of getting wrong conception is apparent, which makes practicing for experiences the most interesting yet difficult way to get knowledge. Everyone can have books, books are everywhere. You can buy books in bookstores without difficulties, just select and pay for them.
Also, you can learn from books, and what you learn from this source can be gained from other people such as your teachers, your parents, your friends or even strange people. Because knowledge from books is gained from what people see and hear from the real life, anyway, it is motionless knowledge and you get it in a passive way. In contrast, the knowledge from experience requires you to go much, practice much and think much, such effort creates real knowledge, and you can gain it actively. Experience cannot be bought, you need to think about it, practice and produce it yourself.
If experience is seen as a purchasable item, then the money used to buy it is not made from paper or zinc, but time and effort. The knowledge from books and that from experience are gained at different measures of difficulty, but what you gained from books is nothing compared to those from experiences, you always remember what you have to get with much effort for a longer period of time and in a deeper way. However, knowledge from experience and knowledge from books have a relationship and they support each other.
Actually, books are attached to experience, they cannot be created or even thought of without experience, just because they are products of experience and the motivation that forces people to preserve knowledge for future use. But how do books support experience? When you practice something, you get experience, but to know whether your experience is correct or not, besides verifying it through real life, you may also look for it in books and compare between your conclusion and theories in books. This way, you can use old and certain knowledge to onfirm the new and uncertain one. 11. We all keep learning throughout our life. As a kid, we learn to walk, to speak, and to play; as a teenager, we learn various subjects in our school; and as a man or woman, we learn our responsibilities towards our family and society. Many things we learn knowingly and unknowingly. Some things we learn from books and some from experience. In between, we develop our own way of learning things, which help us to learn quickly. It differs from person to person. From my experience, I learn things quickly by practicing it.
First, books contain basic knowledge about various subjects such as history, theories and theorems of maths and economics, various inventions, and leader’s contribution. We could obtain knowledge about all these subjects from books. Today, we are using those inventions, theories, and theorems which were discovered a century ago. Furthermore, we could try not to repeat the same mistakes which were happened in the past. We could try to improve that. So, books are very important source to obtain knowledge about history.
Second, experience teaches us a lot. Today, most of the work we do are based on some basic principles, and these principles are written by someone in past. We use those to complete our work, or sometimes we change those according our need. We try to implement our books knowledge in our practical work. Sometimes this works, but not all times. For example, if one wants to learn swimming, or ride a bicycle, or driving, he needs to practice to learn these things, otherwise he will not be able to swim, ride, and drive.
Similarly, no one can cook any dish perfectly by just reading its recipe. He or she has to cook it first. So, practical experience is also must to learn lots of things in life. Finally, books helps us to obtain knowledge about history, and on that basis, we could find our mistakes and improve it. But, practical experience teaches us a lot. We could find our strength and weaknesses. And then, we could try to improve our strength and reduce our weaknesses. So, for me knowledge from experience is important.