“There is no learning without remembering.”

posted Jan 25, 2018, 3:25 PM by David Alan Binder   [ updated Jan 25, 2018, 3:26 PM ]

“There is no learning without remembering.”


I believe what Socrates is trying to say is that if you don’t remember the lesson that you learned that you will have to learn it over and over until you remember that particular lesson.


I’ve also heard that the “Universe” will keep sending you the same type of people, experiences, or whatever until you finally “get it” 

and are able to move on.


I can’t remember how many times I’ve gone through the same trials and tribulations until I finally “got it”.  Sometimes it takes twice 

or more for us to learn a specific lesson.  That is okay.  It is all right to take your time until you are ready to move on to another 


There is no failure unless you give up and do not try.  I’d heard once “the difference between a saint and a sinner is that a sinner stops trying”.  Of course, that is a religious reference.  Along with a trite saying I heard once that someone said, “I can’t be condemned for what did, I repent too darn fast”.  That is a good one too, that may or may not keep a person from repeating the same “mistake”.  If one 

repeats it, is one really making corrections?  That is a good question.


Your future is determined by your current actions.  As for me, I chose to keep writing, good, bad or indifferent until my future is in 

the hands of what I have written and it leaves a legacy for me.  My legacy is again determined by what I am doing NOW.  Same as 

yours and everyone else’s.  Martin Luther King and others had a history of doing actions that determined their greatness.

So let’s examine it in this light.  Your greatness is determined by what you are doing now.  Reading this (and other articles that make 

you think) to seek enlightenment, knowledge, etc. is one of the greatest thinks you can do.  Ha, Ha, I just made a funny “one of the 

greatest thinks” instead of “one of the greatest things”.

Laugh and read on every day, Dear Writer and Dear Reader.