So, its quite simple really. Has anyone on these forums had successful experience 'Evangelizing or convincing someone to use memory techniques?
I’ve tried explaining these techniques and ideas to many people but mostly they show very little interest. No matter how passionate or expressive I am they mostly thought it was lot of unnecessary. One day I was talking with a friend, who explained a piece of software he was using to keep track of his many passwords for different websites. When I told him I wasn’t willing to trust the software to store my passwords for me, in case it was compromised or that my computer was damaged, he thought I was crazy when I mentioned storing my passwords in a memory palace, or that I was making some type of joke.
I think of how improving your memory can change your life. How it gives you better structure and motivation to learn more, knowing that you will not forgot what you learn. I think of how it can enrich your life, by enabling you to draw on your experiences, your memories and your interactions with people and use them in a more meaningful way. I think of how you can overcome the obstacles of natural memory and remember trivial information, which removes your reliance upon external memory aids.
But naturally, many people I spoke to did not share my enthusiasm. They feel is too much effort and the technology we used can cover most of the gaps in our memory, or despite my explanations, they feel that anyone able to remember a deck of cards must be some type of savant, despite explaining that there are simple techniques that can be learnt do this.
So, have other people been more successful?