Measure of a Man

“Experience is not a matter of having actually swum the Hellespont, or danced with Dervishes, or having slept in a doss-house. It is a matter of sensibility and intuition, of seeing and hearing the significant things, of paying attention at the right moments, of understanding and coordinating. Experience is not what happens to a man: it is what a man does with what happens to him.”

 

Aldous Huxley