For example, if a teenager gets in a car accident and expect their parents to "save the day" and rectify all of their mistakes, then they are innocent. If they take full on responsibility to it knowing that their choices have consequences that they must deal with, they are experienced. The process of going from believing the "super hero" hype up to taking responibility represents the journey from innocence to experience. (I made that up off of the top of my head so it isn't exactly a masterpiece, hah).
Any feedback would be appreciated!