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At Times We Get Killed By Experience

At Times We Get Killed By Experience

We evolve, mature and acquire wisdom not with age but with experience. Our experience dominates our choices, our taste, and preferences. What we do and what we become is dictated by our past experiences. Whenever we encounter a situation that we had dealt with in the past, there begin soliloquies of our mind and we apply what we had learned from that experience to this totally newfangled situation.  And not every time we come out of it with a feather in our hat, at a time our experience becomes the albatross around our neck.
Let loose the horses of your imagination and draw an imagery of a lone red mosaic guppy fish in a glass aquarium which is vertically partitioned with another slab of glass such that the puppy cannot pass to the other side of aquarium, the master use to put spirulina wafers, guppy’s favorite food from the other side of the aquarium. Oblivious to the glass partition the guppy tries to swim through, bumps into the glass and retreats. This went on for a week, guppy had learned that it can’t reach the food. It was the experience acquired over the past one week which made guppy give up on the food altogether.
Master’s heart melted and he lifted the glass barrier which made the other half of the aquarium impermeable for the guppy fish. He put in more food which sank on the already deposited food that he previously added, he observes guppy isn’t budging an inch to reach for food, it turned weak and pale and died. 
This leaves us with a lot of food for thought. What killed guppy? The master? The glass partition? Or was it the experience which shackled the fish in one corner of the aquarium? This happens to all of us we cease to trust people because we have been duped in the past, we begin to suspect when someone tries to be genuinely nice to us, we stop being nice as we have been used by others, and eventually, we begin to turn into guppy fish.