So we all know that memorization is under valued in this day and age, and I want to improve my mental knowledge base. What things do you think are worth memorizing? I'm thinking of starting with the…Continue
"Michael, Rob and the others gave some pretty good suggestions. If you'd like to add some patriotic/citizenship pieces to your arsenal, MemoryTyper.com has a "Freedom in America: 41 Things Every American Should Know" page…"
"Good for you. Man after my own heart.
Go to memrise.com.
I suggest starting with...mnemonic peg systems...if you don't already know several. You'll also need to learn HOW to use them.
This book could help: The memory book: the…"
"Beginning when I was six years old, my father began teaching me 42 prepositions of the English language (there were 42 at the time). In lieu of bedtime stories, I memorized three per night. I was given the next three after I could recite everything…"
"How to Memorize Facts
That professor has an awesome grasp on learning.
That being said, what to memorize?
Daily: Enough relevant as well as trivial news to keep you conversational.
Long term: Anythign you consider deeply impactful of your…"
"Memorization is not undervalued, it's just not done much anymore. Studies have shown that the older you are, the better you are at memorizing things. Why? Us old farts didn't have electronic devices that could store information. I've…"
"How do we know that memorization is undervalued? I don't know this. We have books. Why memorize for the sake of memorizing? That's sort of like saying, I need to solve a personal problem -- can anybody give me…"
"What is worth memorizing falls into two extremely broad categories.
First, that which is useful...you don't want to be the person with the hundred PostIt notes at work because you haven't memorized anything.
This includes things that are…"
"I'd start with your favorite poems or song lyrics. It will be more entertaining for you and an easier way to get started. That is, unless you have a passion for history, then the presidents would be right up your line."
So we all know that memorization is under valued in this day and age, and I want to improve my mental knowledge base. What things do you think are worth memorizing? I'm thinking of starting with the presidents, maybe a very basic timeline of world events, etc. See More
"I've read all most of the comments to this thread but have not read the articles JB cited. I taught elementary school for 20 years and sat in on many IEP (individual educational plans) for various students in our building. Both girls and boys…"
"1) Family always comes first
2) God - even if I don't practice my religion per se - always know the difference between right and wrong
3) Education - continuous investment in myself
4) Loyalty - in myself and others
5) Respect - for elderly,…"
Brief description: This is a group dedicated to continue the development of manly skills and spread of manly ideals found in the "30 days to Becoming a Better Man" challenge.---------Inspiration: I’m fairly new to AoM and have just finished catching up on the 30 days to Becoming a Better Man. I really enjoyed the process and am forming this group in order to extend what it did for me, and hopefully all of you.I know that I’ve always had troubles following through with things when it’s only me…See More
"Sounds more like the Joe Arpaio school of responding to an FBI information bulletin. (It used to be "OMG, the Messicans is overrunning us!", now it's "OMG, the Ay-rabs is a gonna kill us all!"
While I'm not privy…"