Imagine if you will the following scene: “Good Morning Sir” says the well dressed young man who knocked on your door, "My name is Elder Levayne II and I’m from The Mnemon Church Of St.Simonides The Unforgetting , have you heard The GOOD NEWS about your memory? If you would like to take this broschure “The 7 Steps To A Divine Memory”…? "
In other words, Johnny Briones has posted a video “How to Convince People To Use Memory Techniques”. Don’t get me wrong , I have a lot of respect for Johnny Briones and even more for those flavours of Christianity that are prone to door knocking but the last thing this world needs is mnemonists trying to convince people to use memory techniques. If for no other reason than it is a WASTE of your time.
Trying to convince anyone to do anything is pretty much a mug’s game.Sure,people will bitch all day long about their lousy memories, but the stone cold truth is that most people are happy enough with their lousy memories and until those people have a real NEED (“Learn French or lose your job” says the boss) or DESIRE ("I’ve fallen in love with a French girl) or reason (My Granny died of dementia ) to start training their memories, they won’t. At best they’ll say ‘maybe I’ll give it a go’ which is ‘polite’ for ‘NO WAY, I’d rather chew my own feet off’ . BTW that’s one of the reasons getting mnemonics into schools would be so important, kids are far more receptive to trying out new stuff, especially ‘new stuff’ that requires some effort.