Life is nothing but a series bf experiences. Many experiences pass us by, quickly forgotten. Others make an impact, for some reason, and we remember them well. How we deal with our experiences measures how much we can learn from them: whether we think or reflect on what has happened determines if an experience will be lasting and rewarding or simply slip into oblivion.
Shumer, Robert D., "Reflection: At the Heart of Experiential Learning" (1991). Evaluation/Reflection. 19.