Confucius was a Chinese philosopher who lived from 551 to 479 BC (72 years). In one of his teachings he wrote:
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
Discuss: Try to identify something each person has learned by reflection (thinking about something), imitation (modeling behavior), and experience (making mistakes).
Discuss: Which method does everyone prefer?
Discuss: Which method is the most powerful teacher?