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Some people believe that the best way of learning about life is by listening to the advice of family and friends. Other people believe that the best way of learning about life is through personal experience. Compare the advantages of these two different ways of learning about life. Which do you think is preferable? Use specific examples to support your preference.
In the life, there are many ways to learn about life such as learning from personal experience, some advices from others or getting knowledge from books. However, listening to the advice of family and friends and through personal experience is the best ways. Since, all of them are both very important ways for people to have some preparation steps for their life. Additionally, each one has some specific advantages. Though, I prefer listening to the advice of family and friends than through personal experience. Some reasons are explained in the following way.
First of all, the main reason of my choice for listening to the advice of family and friends is that it helps me predict what will happen if I have same situations with that they experienced. Therefore, I can know what I should do to cope with those situations. For example, when I prepared a trip to go jungle for a week, my parents told me that there are many kind of toxic insects everywhere at there; I should look at around carefully before touching on any thing. I followed their advice, and eventually, I was not suffered from their bite during the trip. This indicates that learning from experience of other people will reduce loss of material and effort, and gain more success.
Secondly, however, learning through personal experience is also very critical, because it brings more new options for each person. For instance, before I knew rock, my friends always told me that rock was very boring and noise. However, once time, I had a ticket in rock concert at big stadium; I decided to go to there for discovering rock as my way. Amazedly, the music party was very exciting, it was almost opposite to what my friend told me, and I have liked listening to rock from that. This is a strong evidence to prove experience of each person is not same, even they have same situation. Consequently, each person should have special choice is suitable for their life.
Summary, I prefer learning about life by listening to the advice of family and friends than through personal experience, since this helps me have good preparation to deal with some problems that will happen in my life. However, I also accept to have personal experience which is necessary for me. Nonetheless, the combination of the two ways helps me more balance my life.
TOEFL listening lectures: A lecture from a life sciences class (3)