A couple of things I took from the book are:
- Some people are visual thinkers - for these people, it is difficult for them to absorb if you provide too many words to them.
- We have three types of memory, short term (works only for 2 seconds), middle term and long term.
- For cases where the short term is faulty, it may sometimes cause the person not to be able to grasp input that is too fast.
- Sometimes, our memory is selective, so some people have very good recollection in certain subjects but not in others (I believe I fall into this category).
- Our long term memory is potentially unlimited but sometimes the way we store it may cause them to be unretrievable.
- Many times due to certain mental development dysfunction, people misunderstood. For example, a person may be very intelligent but because of problem with language, his mind may become overloaded and be mistaken as slow.
- Too many times, we place our own perception on other without understand the challenges they face.
- Mel Levine also brought up the case of mental memory. For some people, this mental memory may not be sustainable and may be susceptible to power failure/brownouts. I have had cases of such failures. Also one thing I noticed is if I use too much mental memory, my body tends to overheat and will need hours to cool down.
- Hmmm, I wonder how many calories are used in the process. Maybe another way of burning calories to maintain the body weight.
Finally, based on the mental development of each person, each will have certain jobs that they are best suited for. It helps us appreciate diversity, otherwise, we will not enjoy the richness of live - music, technology, arts, sciences etc.