Mimi: Here’s why I remember things. We were taught to memorize in school. This is what I HATE about modern education. Kids are no longer memorizing poetry, or anything else, because technology makes it so they don’t have to. If you want a good memory, learn to capture knowledge by memorizing. We not only had to memorize poems, we had to get up in front of the class and recite them back. In the fourth grade, Mrs. Ruprecht gave us the infinitive form, “to see.” And we would yell back, “See, saw, has have or had seen.” That way you never forget it. Memorization is a very useful technique. Without it, your brain cells die.