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
"Not a "particularly useful activity" - I love it.
An interesting phenomenon is women's adoption of male behavior (or what they perceive those behaviors to be). Agression, promiscuity, hard drinking, etc. "
"I agree with what Shane, Andrew, and others have said in this thread.
Personally, I think another element of our culture is working to promote the extinction of traditionally masculine qualities in favor of traditionally feminine ones. What…"
"Don't flatter yourself, Johnny boy. The only people you can corner are the teenagers on the forum. You have proven to be nothing but a stalking parasite and heckler, just as Will once described, although I certainly will respect his…"
"That should be directed to John E Petty (best describes his comments - petty). Seems all he can do. Anyone see any discussions of any significance he has started? Didn't think so. Very limited guy. The best he can do is…"