What is Knowledge?
Knowledge is the inbuilt interaction of the mind with the world. It is a familiarity and awareness of facts and information. It does not mean mugging up from books rather it involves reasoning and our own understanding of things. Talking to someone, be it your family, teachers or friends would make you learn something or the other from their experience and day-to-day encounters.
What is Experience?
Experience is an occurrence that leaves an impression on us. It is gained by working, going to certain places, spending time with someone. etc frequently. However, it takes time to get experienced and cannot be gained overnight. It takes time to get experienced in a certain field, regardless of qualification, be it a business, profession, job, or even household chores. You eventually get better with time.
Relationship between Knowledge and Experience
Experience gives us knowledge and that knowledge is what makes us experienced. Clearly, both the terms are incomplete without each other.
Knowledge or Experience? Which is better?
Experience is something that might anyhow be gained with the passage of time but knowledge requires a deliberate effort and it cannot be learned over time. You need appropriate interest, intellect as well as efforts to learn something and put it in your mind for at least a long time. Hence, knowledge plays a more vital role in our lives. If we experience something but do not learn anything from it then we cannot call ourselves experienced. But if we are knowledgeable then we always experience something by the way we handle situations using our knowledge whether it’s by our answers, solutions, suggestions, or showcasing our personality.
Knowledge provides us experience but does experience make us gain knowledge? If we go to our workplace and do the same work monotonously without using any knowledge, then indeed we can gain experience but not knowledge. A person cannot experience the conditions on the moon but can gain knowledge about the geographical conditions on the space from other’s experiences.
As Albert Einstein said, “Knowledge is all-pervasive and in the absence of knowledge, experience by itself is nothing but a process of trial and error”.