How to Learn Facts

“The instructor (an Oneida Indian) went on to discuss the tradition of the Vision Quest, a process of meditating for spiritual guidance. A student asked if, once the guidance or insight had been gained, the seeker would write it down. The instructor answered “That would make sense in your culture, but” — and here she put out a tremendously powerful piece of wisdom — “we are taught to remember.”

Not memorize, remember. Do you see the difference? Memorizing is storing information as disconnected fragments. Remembering is integrating information into the rest of your life.”


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