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Information and experience

I am sure many of us have resorted to google for many things in life. Worse probably, some of us even “google” our symptoms of our ailment and hope to come up with a solution. I am sure this ticks most doctors off, especially when people come into the surgery telling the doctor what they think they have (and who has not done that hey??)

As a sound person myself, I cannot begin to tell you how many “sound people” are out there because they read this book and “googled that”.

It got me thinking….. As things always tend to do 🙂 ha ha ha.

Although we live in an information heavy culture and information is freely available. When you go to a professional, you not always looking for information are you?

For most part, we go to a doctor not so he can spout off some random facts, but we got here because they have the experience in putting the facts together and help us understand and treat where we find ourselves.

Its for this reason I never worry that Google will put me out of my career. Because its my experience of “putting it all together” that people pay me for.

Which got me thinking again…. (it really is making me think a lot hey)

I don’t think either one of information or experience outweighs the other. But when we place an extra emphasis on the one and not the other we sit with problems and frustrations.

Take for example, the average church going Christian. They come across the bible and start reading it (yes there are a few). But then they start quoting it to people in order to change their lives.
Which I would say is the wrong way of using scripture. It needs to be tempered with experience and I think here is where people often make the mistake. Information does not change people, it enlightens us, but experience helps us.

People tend to respond better to people who have the experience behind them.

Makes one think hey…..