...You must undergo it!

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty Washington LLC

Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker


You cannot create experience. You must undergo it!

Attributed to Albert Camus

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Paul S. Henderson, Residential Real Estate Broker 

Tacoma Washington 

Realtor ® BPOR, CRS, GRI, CDPE

Fathom Realty WA LLC


South Puget Sound in Washington State





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Comments (17)

Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Beautiful picture and a more beautiful quote, thanks for sharing Paul.

You cannot create experience. You must undergo it!

Attributed to Albert Camus

Feb 09, 2023 03:46 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Sham Reddy CRS thank you my friend 🙂

Feb 09, 2023 08:07 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I sure do enjoy the experience I received from viewing the scene in the photo you shared with us today!

Feb 09, 2023 04:14 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
It really does start my day out right 😎.
Feb 09, 2023 08:08 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - I can't think of a substitute.  

Feb 09, 2023 04:39 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I enjoyed this contribution, thank you my friend Michael Jacobs 

Feb 09, 2023 08:11 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That's right - you have to immerse yourself in anything in order to be able to experience it.

Love that photo!

Feb 09, 2023 04:50 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Consider me immersed Kat Palmiotti 

Feb 09, 2023 08:11 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul... I do think Camus had something there in his quote... but I also feel one can also have a role in creating some experiences.

Feb 09, 2023 04:52 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

It seems to be all about participation and getting out there Nina Hollander, Broker 

Feb 09, 2023 08:12 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Maybe yes, maybe no! Must agree with Nina Hollander, Broker on this one. Enjoy your day.

Feb 09, 2023 05:37 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

You need a libation Wayne Martin 

Feb 09, 2023 08:13 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Paul,

Your photo is gorgeous and the message from Albert Camus insightful. I also agree with Nina Hollander, Broker and Wayne Martin 

Feb 09, 2023 05:52 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Dorie Dillard Austin TX, after all Nina has always been a fan favorite 🙂

Feb 09, 2023 08:16 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We can learn from everything we do. These then become experiences that we can share with others.

Feb 09, 2023 06:30 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That’s a great way of looking at it Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 

Feb 09, 2023 08:17 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Paul:

Life is full of experiences for us, all with some learning. 


Feb 09, 2023 08:24 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

We just have to open up our learning curve Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Feb 09, 2023 08:18 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

You cannot create experience.  Sure I can!  I do each and every day!  Creating one right now!!  Incredible photo Paul.......WOW!

Feb 09, 2023 09:06 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you for your kind words Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker 

Feb 09, 2023 08:19 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul, 

That image is fabulous!  

Those are wise words from Albert Camus. Experience comes from doing something.  Someone may be book smart or have a master's or doctorate degree but you have to put that knowledge to work. 

Feb 09, 2023 09:10 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I am a true believer of on that job training Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Feb 09, 2023 08:20 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Another great quote to share with us here in the Rain Paul and we always learn from what we do.  Make it a great Thursday!


Feb 09, 2023 09:25 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

The more we do it the more we can refine it Will Hamm 

Feb 09, 2023 08:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

What a beautiful photo, Paul!  The quote is another reminder to be in the moment, thus comes the experience. 

Feb 09, 2023 10:54 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I have a life full of experiences that make up who I am Kathy Streib 

Feb 09, 2023 08:21 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Well heck.  Here I've been thinking I've been creating experiences for my family all this time.  I will admit sometimes I'm exhausted afterward, so I guess I did undergo it.🙃

Feb 09, 2023 01:31 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I’m sure your family has cherished every one of those experiences Myrl Jeffcoat 

Feb 09, 2023 08:22 PM
Zachary Boutin, CPA
First Response Resolution, LLC - Eagle Point, OR
Oregon's Tax Problem Solver

I am really digging these quotes combined with beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing!

Feb 09, 2023 10:06 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Paul,
I'd like to think I can learn from the experience of others, so I don't have to make the same mistakes. I make enough of my own mistakes. 😂

Feb 10, 2023 07:50 AM