Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The knowledge we gain from personal experiences is more valuable than the knowledge we gain from books. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer
There are many ways for people to learn about the world. In my opinion, the knowledge which we gain from personal experiences is more valuable than that which we gain from printed sources. First of all, Books usually describe common topics such as, how to succeed or how to learn something, also books are not always accurate because books sometimes are written by unqualified authors, even if a careful professor writes a book with the best attention to avoid factual errors, his research might have faulty. In addition to that, every person learns a lot from self-experiences rather than a book because each human has different experiences, so they gain knowledge from various situations that come throughout life, and the knowledge which we gain from personal experiences stays with us longer than from we gain from reading, In conclusion, everyone learns a lot from experiences they came across in their life, so I believe that knowledge gained from experiences is more important than the knowledge gained from reading books because books are sometimes inaccurate, also our memories stay with us longer than the facts we read about in print.
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