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A parent spoke to their Golden Child:
- I am going to give you my bicycle. It is the bicycle that I myself learnt to ride upon. I learnt all the things I needed to learn to ride this bike, so if I give it to you, you will learn to ride as well as I have. What I have learnt, I will pass onto you to learn the same way and you will become great at riding a bicycle too.
And the Golden Child replied:
- What you know and what you have learnt cannot be passed on from you to me. You have learnt to ride the bicycle through trial and error, through experience and practice. You can tell me much about what you have learnt through your own experience, but that will not help me become as proficient as you because of the knowledge you have. I must find my own way of applying that knowledge so that I may become experienced through my own trials and errors. And possibly, I may learn to do things in a better way for me than you possibly could have known from your own experience. Thank you for the knowledge and lessons that you have given to me. Now I must learn for myself how to build upon my own experiences just as intended for me to do so.