the university of life

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the university of life

The informal education one receives by learning from one's experiences, both good and bad, rather than a formal educational institution. My uncle might not have made it past grade school, but he's learned more from the university of life than most of our professors. A proper education is indeed important, but do not neglect the lessons you receive from the university of life.
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the university of life

the experience of life regarded as a means of instruction.
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