Things Worth Remembering
This Christmas, get yourself a gift that promises not only to reward you, but to keep on rewarding you indefinitely.
I was intrigued a while back by several products on the market. One was a relatively new DVD titled The Secrets of Mental Math. It’s exactly what it sounds like. The instructor is clearly a student and an expert in mental math techniques, and he goes over the best methods and techniques that would be accessible to the average person. This is not a hard DVD to watch, but many will probably get more out of it with multiple viewings.
The other product, fittingly, was from the era of audio cassette tapes: Kevin Trudeau’s Mega Memory (“As Seen On TV!”). The analog nature of the tapes sort of romanticizes what the product reveals. And that is that the human mind was an analog picture recorder, analog emotion archiver, and analog pattern matcher from the very beginning. We go through school and learn digital ideas and digital techniques (e.g. 2+2=4), but it’s never anything that the mind stores in its “native file format”, which is analog. As someone who had never heard of the techniques presented, it really, really impressed me!
These products will yield different rewards to different people. It’s something that you can take and use as much or as little as you like. I believe at the very least – and the Mega Memory tapes touch on this – these products work to un-calcify the mind.
Finally, in my opinion, it’s a crime that these subjects are not mandatorily taught in high school.
So if you received any gift cards this year, and you aren’t familiar with the above subjects, reward yourself richly and check those products out. I doubt you’ll regret it.