I am trying to write an essay on life based view points on comparing A vs B group life views. Unfortunately in my case the word for the two opposing view points is the exact same word "experience"
a : practical knowledge, skill, or practice derived from direct observation of or participation in events or in a particular activity
b : the length of such participation has 10 years' experience in the job
something personally encountered, undergone, or lived through
In English the one meaning is long term and about learning a skill i.e. John has 10 years working experience as a programmer
However the other definition is short term based and has nothing to do with learning a skill but rather about just encountering or interacting with it. Sally wanted to experience visiting the beach.
So for the word you can have the same situation of Sally has experience playing the violin meaning she is proficient in it vs Sally wanted to experience playing the violin meaning she just wanted to experience how it sounded like and isn't proficient.
I am writing an essay on comparing people who view life as gaining experience (long term) thinking vs people just want to experience life through a set of experiences (short term no preparation impulsive thinking). I am constantly going to refer to each group in the essay so the description of each group has to be short so I can't just call the two groups he "live life as a set of experiences" and "live life to gain experience" group every time
Title of essay:
Experiences-based living vs experience-based living
The problem with living an experiences-based life is that you live in the short term and don't prepare for the long term. The problem with an experience-based living is that you miss out on the little joys and realize too late you are old and missed out on having fun.
John is married to Sally. John wants to focus on his job and gain experience so he can in future have the skills to start his own company. Sally thinks differently and want to experience the joys of life and go out every day of the week so she and John can enjoy life while they are young. John has a _____ life view. Sally has a ____ life view.
I refer to each group many time since its an essay and I use the two groups as "experiences-based" vs "experience-based" that the reader will confuse them. I looked up synonyms but they don't have the same meaning I need to convey. Only "experience based life" conveys what I want to say, just a pity that the word has two meanings that are so different and I want to use both