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 can't tell if this is a serious question or not. It seems kind of absurd.
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her..." Ephesians 5:25
There are plenty more scriptures advocating…"
"so what you're saying is that Yazidis, who are not Muslims, are Satanists, and Obama, who is a muslim, is also a satanist. So Obama the muslim satanist is supporting communism in order to get the non-satanist muslims who hate communists to kill…"
"Yes, but the muslims we are fighting now kill gay people, and Obama is also in the pocket of the extremely powerful Gay Lobby. AND, they kill Yazedi's, who revere Satan. We must remember that Obama is a minion of Saul Alinsky, WHO DEDICATED…"
"Good. It's cause they know that Obama, being a Muslim, is pro-Communism, even though the Muslims you're currently fighting are anti-Communists who used to fight the USSR with US training and weapons. So it's all very simple, you see.…"