Most People Learn Things To Forget

  • We take notes that we never look at again. We read books and then we forget the contents after a few years. We learn things hoping that we will remember that information sometime in the future, but the sad reality is that we forget most of the information within hours or days. We learn things to forget.
  • Evidence shows that spacing effect helps us remember and improves the forgetting curve. However, we can’t randomly go over everything that we know. We need smarter systems to help us remember things contextually. This is why you should use better learning tools.
  • Revisiting our learnings when we have the relevant context is powerful and the essence of intelligence. We should ask ourselves, under which context do I want to revisit this idea again. This is why your learnings should be densely connected.