Not feeling like you learned anything in a class until years later.

@megamatt (14329)
United States
August 8, 2011 10:22am CST
There have been many times where I have went through a class, passed it, got out, some of the information was interesting but not enough to leave an impression. So the information slowly leaks out of my mind or so I think. Then I come across something much later and then I slowly recall what I learned. Seems to me that its a bit more useful and I had not forgotten the information. It was just in the back of my mind until the point where I needed it. I'm sure I'm not the only person this has happened to.
3 responses
@maezee (32553)
• United States
8 Aug 11
I agree. Not always, but sometimes we actually apply what we've learned later on in life - even though we were probably muttering at the time how we'd never use the information..I can't think of anything specific on the spot but I know that's happened to me. lol.
@megamatt (14329)
• United States
8 Aug 11
Yeah I can't really think of anything too specific other than it has happened. And there are likely going to be more examples to come throughout my life. It just struck me that we never truly know that something is going to be useless because there might be an instance that we need to apply the weirdest things during our education. Then again there might not be. But you just never really know until the time does in fact happen. That knowledge is just in the back of our head, stored back there. There might be a time where it just slowly eases back into our lives, depending on the situation. Really it does in fact depend for sure. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
@vikas121 (296)
8 Aug 11
when we learn something at class we just learn theoretically. We are generally unaware of its practical uses, so take it lightly and learn it just to pass exam. thus, information leaks out. we keep information for long term concentrating on its practical uses or daily uses.
@megamatt (14329)
• United States
8 Aug 11
Very true points. The theory can be applied later on. Sometimes much later on and sometimes it is much later on to say the very least. Yet when the time comes, we will know when its important. I think that we don't forget as much as we think we do, at least many of us. However there is really something to be said a lot of the time that there are certain things that we are not going to really know until much later. I do think that a lot of the time, we only cram the information in for the exams as well. Sometimes its retained, other times we do wish it was. Still the point remains that there are times where the information is just crammed in the back of our mind. Perhaps we will never really use it. Perhaps we will. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
@JosephP (1118)
• Jamaica
8 Sep 11
You are very right. It has happened to me also. I notice that I am now seeing the relevance of many of the things I was taught when I was just around 8 years old. I find it amazing that many of the life lessons that I have now come to gain were taught to me when I was less than ten.