I’m willing to bet that you can’t remember something which you never experienced or learned.
Whatyasay? Will you take my bet?
This is just a guess, but I expect that’s what learning might be about. That is, making other people's memories real so that you can learn from them.
If you’re lucky you might stumble upon an outstanding teacher. It is possible that, he or she, could ignite the learning torch in you, making you knowledge-hungry.
You might get so charged up that you’ll even remember some things you learned and perhaps you’ll be able to apply your "learned" memories to your own life. If that happens, well then, you will benefit; your children will benefit and all the rest of us might benefit, too.
All this came flooding into my mind following one of those Republican "debate" escapades the other night.
All those people standing on a stage - trying to outperform each other.
One standout in particular seemed obviously delighted with his highly refined, grade school-age ridicule and insult skills.
And, why not? Ridicule and insults have served him well throughout his entertainment career, so why not use them to pave his way to the White House?
I’m suggesting that it is a fact that if one has never developed the presidential-level skills to accomplish substantive objectives or actually brought divergent groups together for common good, then one has no memories to draw upon. That is, nothing to remember... nor accomplished skills with which to build a nation's future..
However, what this person does have in spades is an incredible aptitude for ridiculing, insulting and skewering. Plus, galactic-level skills for running his businesses into bankruptcy all the while storing a few tons of gold in his basement vault.