I am somewhat of an experential learner, though I have read voraciously since I was a child. I don't believe another person's viewpoint is correct sometimes unless I've at least witnessed it (if not experienced it).
There are exceptions, like smoking crack for example, but that's probably because I've still witnessed how insane crackheads are, first hand, and how it ruins people's lives.
I was not nearly as rebellious as some children, some people are just off the charts unreasonable like "fuck you" and I wasn't like that. I wasn't incorrigible. BUT SOME KIDS ARE INCORRIGIBLE. Keep that in mind.
I think I'm somewhere in between how you and OrangeAppled describe yourselves, and the more incorrigible risk taker.