What is the purpose of learning?

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#1 10 June, 2017 - 16:13
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What is the purpose of learning?


I just keep forgetting everything.

Reading is so slow and boring.
Listening to lectures is so slow and boring.
My mind tunes out because it's all slow and boring.
Speed reading yields no comprehension.
Memory techniques are difficult to apply.

What is the point? I am about ready to give up.

11 June, 2017 - 04:35
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Why is reading and listening to lectures boring to you?

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Speed reading yields no comprehension.

That is a known "side effect" of speed reading, comprehension goes down.

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Memory techniques are difficult to apply.

Which of the many memory techniques and why are they difficult to apply to you?

11 June, 2017 - 08:54
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Why is reading and listening to lectures boring to you?

It's all too slow and I can't remember anything. All I can comprehend is my voice most of the time. I am a terrible reader.

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Which of the many memory techniques and why are they difficult to apply to you?

It takes too long to come up with images. Rote memorization would be more efficient.

12 June, 2017 - 00:06
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Both are a matter of practice. Try out, see what goes wrong, figure out how to improve it, and repeat.

Is for the images, when it comes to numbers and words, we create systems to never have to come up with images. Those are things we compete in, so there are systems to make that go fast. We don't come up with things on the spot.
When it comes to actually remembering information for one thing or another, sometimes images take long to form. That is what practice is for.

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