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What type of man are you?

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 "There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." -- Will Rogers

I hope by God or whatever it is you serve that you're one of the first two. By now you should understand who they are and their attributes, but just for further clarification let's delve into them my friends.

The reader learns from the experiences of others. He humbles himself, goes into the minds and eyes of others and sees things they have seen. He goes to places they have been and so when he eventually goes there he already has the experience because he has been there in a past life so to say.

The man who learns from observation is also better off for it. He learns by watching the unspoken words of others. It is in those things which are not said, which we try to keep secrets that we get the greatest information and knowledge. He observes, gets the info he needs and avoids the pitfall.

But the man who pees the electric fence is the most foolish of them all. He lives a life where he has to experience everything for himself before he learns the lesson. Experience is the best teacher my friends, but there might be no coming back from some unpalatable ones.

It would do you better to learn by reading what others have said previously and by observing others. You truly would be far better off than trying to experience it all yourself.

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