A learning experience is one of those things that says, "You know that thing you just did? Don't do that."
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
"Sir," I said to The Universe, "I exist." "That," said The Universe, "creates no sense of obligation in me whatsoever."
I only know as much about myself as my mind can work out under its current conditions. And its current conditions are not good.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.