The 37-year-old centre-back joined Bournemouth on a one-year deal this summer after receiving limited playing opportunities at Everton last season.
"Yes, I have played in this league a long time, but you need to build experience," said Distin.
"It is not something you can really pass on. I can tell them about it all, but this squad has done amazingly in the past few years and it's not like they do not know what they are doing.
"I don't feel like I have to pass on my experience. People have their own experiences to draw from.
"All the lads here are very humble and generous. They haven't been touched by the amazing things that the Premier League brings, or by the downside, either. The complacency, taking things easy, taking it for granted. They are living the dream and they want to fight hard to keep that dream alive. It's beautiful and refreshing."