"The more you study, the more you learn. The more you learn, the more you forget. The more you forget, the less you learn. So why study? The less you study, the less you learn. The less you learn, the less you forget. The less you forget, the more you learn. So why study?"
I recall laughing when I first heard this contradictory prose in my university days 40 years ago, but I had no choice but to ignore it and do the opposite. At the time, I was a student of industrial engineering at Cornell University competing with top-notch honors students. There was no option but to study hard.
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