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Stop Trying To Memorize — A Good Book Will Change You

Gonzalo Ziadi
Apr 24, 2018 · 5 min read

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity. — The Alchemist

Well, for one thing, the culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. We’re teaching the wrong things. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it. Create your own. Most people can’t do it. — Morrie Schwartz in Tuesdays with Morrie


Here’s what happened when I started taking notes

There’s no need to memorize. Good books will change you.


How I came to stop worrying about remembering exactly what I read

I don’t know about you, but I have very poor attention. I skim. I speed read. I jump around. I could not tell you specific passages or quotes from books. At some deep level, you do absorb them and they become part of the threads of the tapestry of your psyche. They do kind of weave in there. — Naval Ravikant (from the Farnam Street podcast)

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From Wikipedia

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