First I have to tell you that I’m more spiritual than religious. I spent my early life attending church, first with my grandmother (Spanish/Catholic) and periodically on my own (regular Catholic and a Christian church). Then when I lived with my grandparents in Mississippi, I attended a Southern Baptist church with my cousin and her family and I also would watch & listen to the black church that was over the hill from our home, this one was my favorite. I’ve always been very intrigued by religious teachings and love some of the church buildings.
What I did get out of each church, though, was noting the repetition that they give. The sermons give you the constant reminders of commandments, passages and the bible gives you the written repeat.
Since I was always reading, I was much more interested in that portion of religion. So, when I received this email from one of my favorite websites – The School of Life, I found their YouTube video to be spot on! Here’s their passage on the video as well:
Our education system is based on the idea that we can learn things once, and that they’ll then stay in our minds throughout our lives. That’s far too optimistic. Our brains are like sieves. If anything is going to remain in them, we need regular reminders of what really matters. Fascinatingly, religions always understood that.
Let me know what you think?
Why We Only Learn When We Repeat