Not Everything That Is Learned Is Contained in Books

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? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. Knowledge can gained both from experience and books, in my opinion, experience gained source is more important. Although knowledge gained from books is efficient, these gained from experience is more acceptable and indelible. Reading a book is the fastest way we learn, but if the book is wrote very awful, it will not so easy to read.

Books are written by different author, they may variety from diverse cultures, or sometimes they are written in another language. In these cases, these books may hard to understand, it will take you lots of time not only in dealing with different languages and also in getting understand cross cultures. My best friend Cheri who is studying in New York University, send me a marketing text book used by American colleges. It is an amazing book, but my poor English can hardly understand it. Experience is another way we gain our knowledge from and because that is our own experience we can accept them quickly.

When we gain knowledge from books, we need transform, to transform other’s views into our knowledge. These views may be not acceptable during transforming process, since these views are from other’s experience. For instance, I eager to improve my pingpang skills, but I’d rather learn from my failures in competitions than learn them from book. Whatever, it’s so hard to gain sports knowledge from a book. Knowledge can be gained easily from a book but can also be forgotten easily as well. However, gained from experience, knowledge are hard to gain and difficult to forget.

The reason is very simple, we pay for costs when we learn from experience. The cost may be time, money, or even blood. In my father’s factory, in spite every worker has a handbook of safe operating, but there’s still lots of accidents. Only these who have seen a bloody accident or survive from it know how to operate safely. These terrible experiences made them never forget. Knowledge is needed badly in today work and how we can gain knowledge is the key. From books or experience, I prefer knowledge gained from experience. In any ways, acceptable and indelible is more important to me.