Effort

Imagine you’re in a boat with some people. All of a sudden you notice a hole in the center of the boat from where water is leaking in to the boat slowly. You warn the others. They all ignore your warnings, saying that it’s nothing to worry about. So what do you do? You remain ignorant or start throwing out the water and fix the hole?

This is something which is happening today. Whether it is on the global scale like climate change or maybe something in your locality which needs fixing. There are some people who remain ignorant, while others do something to bring change.

There’s no way to just save the right people and just let the ignorance perish away. When we see some people not contributing to a group, we get frustrated and stop working altogether hurting everyone’s chances in long run.

All you could hope is your efforts will change people’s mind and melt their hearts.

Learning and memory

I feel that to learn something, writing it down is the best way to retain it.

You have limited attention capacity. So to utilise it the best you need to practice small chunk of the task at a time. Just like we eat in bites, not the whole plate at a time because we know our stomach can’t hold so much food.

But just like the eating we begin at the faster rate and end at a slower rate. Learning happens the same way. We start out with enthusiasm but, we can overdo it to the point of mental exhaustion.

Digest or learn in small chunks for better absorption and utilisation. When you just read, you tend to speed through the text. But when you write you take your time with every word.

Model

Don’t judge your work based on what others think. Judge your work on the basis of what you think. The others did not invest their time and effort, but you did. If you feel what you have done is meaningful, you have definitely scored a point.