Etymology經 (경) [gyeong] – pass
驗 (험) [heom] – to explore, to test
To become a leader, it is important to acquire the necessary experience and skills to do so.
To understand something, you have to go through a variety of training and experience. The purpose of education in school is to learn what other people have learned through practice and experience. In schools, we inherit what others have learned and benefit from the fruits of their efforts. But in order for the knowledge to be ours, we must put it into practice. In other words, when we learn something and put it into practice, it becomes ours.
If our character is not mature enough, we must use the experiences of others to make up for our shortcomings. Listen to others, absorb others’ experiences, and strengthen our character with them. We must learn from the example of many people.
We have no right to teach something if we have not first put it into practice ourselves. Teaching is not just repeating what we have heard. We have to teach people from our experience; only then can we give them real knowledge.
The future world leader, who will be responsible for many people, must first have many experiences in his life before he is thirty. We must have many unforgettable stories about the exciting experiences we had in life.