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May 14, 2017, 12:16 PM
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understanding and memorizing-and age

memory and knowledge
all my life i tried to understand. never worried about memorizing. but now that am not as young, i have found a way to memorize better by using images. picturizing. like watching a movie. still there are many things that require memorizing many details without making any mistake or forgetting something. like flying my planes. and keeping reactions sharp.
there is a video called 'the reaction time' that i practice several times every day. still, in the past 10 years i have been doing and learning many things related to model airplanes (see my blog) , and i realize that i have forgotten most of them too. and now that i have to deal with computerized radios and programming and mixes, am into an even more complex situation that demands knowledge beyond my experience and knowledge.
in my early years i learned about systems like ibm and took training and courses about each piece of equipment and got a certificate on each in punched cards. became supervisor, and worked on the improvements until retired. but now everyting is beyond the wildest imagination, and i had to learn, with the help of my son, the basics on how to use a comp, and be able to reach to the internet and learn way faster than ever. but never took a course on this.
nowadays i have 13 gliders, 2 meters wingspan, with electric motors, ready to fly, that demand perfect coordination and functioning. am learning many things and experimenting and enjoying the hobby more than i could ever imagine. but i realize too, that there are things that require special and lenghty training to fully understand all that takes.
and here is where this rcgroups forum takes part, by letting me learn and find answers to my ever demanding hobby.
so, yes, this requires to understand and remember; to learn, and keep learning, as the only constant is change.
i was born in 1934. but am not 82 years old. i feel (despite my body sometimes disagreeing) that am growing young, due mostly to the fact that am always learning something, and that there is so much to learn, that life is so good that we have to do what it takes to keep enjoying it to its fullest!
here is an example on how to practice and develop your memory:
this is the reaction test, in case you want to improve your reactions. take it, and practice!
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