For example, I'd like to say:
In my experience, I've come to understand that people tend to be misunderstood.
But with a word more like 'historically.'
Historically, I've come to understand that people tend to be misunderstood.
The reason I don't want to use 'in my experience' is the feeling it evokes of my experience vs. someone else's experience.
I'd like a word that instead emphasizes: "personal experiences have shown" in the same way that 'historically' is thought of as 'times have shown.'
There is no room for subjective interpretation when using the word 'historically.' But using 'in my experience' feels like it casts doubt on whether my interpretation of the experiences is valid.
- Does this word even exist or will I just have to structure the sentence better to give off this feeling?
- Is my feeling that "'in my experience' casts doubt of whether my interpretation of the experiences is valid" even valid? Or is this just my brain lying to me?
I realize this might be nitpicky, but words are awesome and I love thinking about them.