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  1. First, find your theme. It is impossible to “absorb” everything, it is impossible. Our brain is magical and it leaves in memory exactly those things that are important.

    Secondly, try to focus on the subject of study, without letting your thoughts go swimming in the ocean of everyday life, Keep a notebook (small, pocket-sized to carry everywhere) and write down all thoughts on the topic of what you read/ viewed or liked facts/quotes

  2. I have one word (actually three, and some of them are made up) – well-read/listened to/watched. The more a person reads, the better they understand books, the more they listen , the better they understand music, and the more they watch, the better they understand visual art. How do I start? – from simple to complex, from classical to modern, from antique sculptures to Picasso. Well, to “swing”, of course.

  3. It's possible that you didn't remember the book, but it changed you. You just didn't notice it. Everything remains in the subconscious. So don't worry about it. Well, to remember and shine with knowledge, develop memory.

  4. I will give an example related to reading books and I think it is also compatible with other options.I would like the book to be not only fun, but also useful in the long run. After thinking about this, I decided to find some technique that will help you easily remember information from the books you read. And I found it.
    This technique consists of three steps:

    1. Impressions
    2. Associations
    3. Repetition

    Even one such component is already enough to remember the information. But putting the three together is a one-hundred-percent way to remember anything. Let's go through each one.


    When you are, in a good way, struck by something (idea, picture, music, text), the chance that you will remember the information is much greater. For example, you read a biography of Steve Jobs and you are incredibly impressed by some fact from his life. Rest assured, you will remember it for a long time. The special feature of this method is that you can enhance the impression effect while reading.

    Stop reading for a second and imagine a situation in which the facts from the life of Steve Jobs appear. Add to them deliberately exaggerated features: bright colors, unusual qualities, emotions. You can even add yourself and play a role in Jobs ' biography. This will make the impressions stronger and put the information in your head.


    If you can link something from the book with what you already know, the chance of remembering it will increase significantly. For example, if Steve Jobs was born on the same day as you, then you can easily remember the date of his birth by linking his birthday with your own. It's like tying something to a tree. A tree is a fact of your life. The more you know, the more associations you can make.


    After reading the book once, you will remember a small amount of information. After reading it 10 times, you will remember much more. This applies to everything: recipes, song lyrics, routes, phone numbers, and so on. The more you repeat something, the better you remember it. But not all books you want to read 10 times, right? In this case, you can highlight key points and reread them several times. This way you can easily remember them.

    By creating a mental picture of the event, linking it to some known fact, and repeating it several times, you can remember anything you want. And how do you remember information?

  5. And the dick with it is not the right book. It doesn't forget, it changes you, it becomes a part of you. Try again. And then again. And a few more times. And a couple more characters.

  6. Listen as sincerely as possible to your emotions-reactions to a particular work of art, no matter how absurd, ridiculous, inconsistent or amateur it may be. Indifference occurs when you “make” yourself feel what you “need” to feel.�

    Take for example Munch's painting “The Scream”. Human culture is such that often people meet with art objects ALREADY within the framework of interpretation, in context. That is, “here's a Scream, you should feel fear”, and you don't feel fear, you feel excited, hungry or something, but these feelings are blocked, because you don't want to be weird, ridiculous or stupid (not “driving into a joke”).�

    And as a result, the psyche comes to a compromise that eliminates the conflict – not to feel anything. Thus, many things begin to pass “by you”.

    So, to absorb art – you need to learn to allow yourself to feel and feel its sincere.

  7. If you have enough time and desire just to get up in the morning and go to school/ work, then it's better not to take on such subtle matters. If you ask such questions, it means that you are already ready for some work on yourself. Roughly speaking, you should be drawn to it, like porn for a 12-year-old. When I was interested in politics/history, I gave it all my time and place in my head for several years, the same with sports, cinema. Without the thirst to understand cinema, I would not have had more than 2 thousand ratings on kinopoisk right now. Re-reading school literature after graduation is a good indicator that a person is really interested.

  8. No way. Not all things have their own “how”, this is not a nail to hammer. This will happen by itself, if you are interested in the material and are attracted to it. There will be emotional involvement-and that's it, it will become a part of you. And if you force yourself to absorb it because it's kind of a recognized classic and you need to watch it, because you're too obsessed with “pumping” yourself and for other stupid reasons, then nothing good will come of it.

    And about one answer here, I quote:

    What will you learn from watching it? Ask yourself these questions before, during, and after viewing.

    Camon, guys, can anyone really be so deliberate about anything other than looking at some fucking process map of a refrigerator door manufacturer when you need it? Seriously? Before reading the book, you can sit down and think: “hmm, so, judging by the plot and information from Wikipedia about this book, I can learn from it the correct moral values regarding sexual contact outside of marriage. Prekra-asno, let's get started…”? �And in time to watch this is generally trash… Do not turn the natural process of perception into thoughtsonanation.

  9. First:
    If you want to “absorb” something, then you must clearly understand why you are reading, watching or listening to something.

    Here's a movie in front of you. You just noticed it on the Internet or something.
    What is it about? What is its plot? What's the movie idea? What message does it carry? Why are you going to watch it? What will you learn from watching it?
    Ask yourself these questions before, during, and after viewing.
    The same questions apply to books.

    in order to learn something for yourself from what you have read/viewed/listened to, you need to have already made something before that.

    A reasonable person is a consistent, logical being.�
    It is logical to start learning to read with a primer.�
    It is logical that children are shown cartoons with simple plots and simple dialogues.

    And it is logical to read/watch something specific about a person, about events and about things, starting from the rudiments of the idea of what you will read or watch.�

    Show a person who is not familiar with comics at all a movie based on the comic book�— what will they understand? He will think that this is some kind of mud, that this is something childish, that this does not happen, and many other things are not very true.

    Show a man who slept in history class at school a movie about how a gang lured Hitler and a bunch of Nazis into a movie theater in World War II and burned them all down-and he'll believe that's what really happened.

    You and I and all of us are no better than such people. We can believe in any mud, we can not understand some things when they are understood by thousands or even millions of people, we can be mistaken, etc., etc.�

    Therefore, before reading or watching something (when you want to “absorb” it), you need to read at least a Wikipedia article about a book or movie. Or what the book or movie describes.
    Outside of Wikipedia, there is a high probability that you can also dig up a lot of interesting things.

    And after you've read/watched a book/movie-again, read / watch articles/issues of video blogs about this book or this movie. Criticism, reviews, ratings, etc.

    I don't know about movies, but there are entire guide books for some books (book about book). And this is not without meaning, because there are really complex books.
    If you want to “absorb” them, you will read them, because you will be drawn in by interest.

    Result of the second point:
    It is worth working with the available material on the subject of a particular book or movie. Then the impression will be left and “absorbed”, and the overall picture will become much clearer and clearer.

    If you want to learn something, “absorb” something, leave an imprint after reading/viewing — let it through yourself, “let it into your soul”.�

    Think about what you've seen or read, highlight interesting points, and compare them with your past and future experiences.�

    And of course, filter all this, filter out the excess.

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