Life experience can be retold and passed on, but genuine experiences cannot be taught. We could be informed and educated of the views of older people who lived before we did, so we can’t actually learn about them first-hand until we experience it for ourselves. We need to live them ourselves. With every passing day, we usually learn something new – some joyous and wholehearted, and some depressing and harsh in the reality they pertain to. Eventually we come to embrace the ideas and notions that we’ve come to agree and disagree with throughout our lives. These are lessons which transform us and mold us, defining the very fabric that composes who we are as people and what our relationship is to our species, to the world, and to the universe as a whole. These are learned through experience – living the course of life as it passes by.