We should be careful to get out of an experience all the wisdom that is in it ­­ not like the cat that sits on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot lid again ­­ and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore

— Mark Twain, “Pudd’nhead Wilson’s New Calendar,” Following the Equator

We should be careful to get out of an experience all the wisdom that is in it ­­ not like the cat that sits on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot lid again ­­ and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.”

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