Wednesday, June 6, 2012

In Context

The things we learn in context
Are more likely to remain
Than other facts and figures
Weakly tethered to the brain
Then severed from our memory
And never thought again

For not all contexts are the same
And most are not real sure
And so we stop our efforts
To continue anymore
With education that can seem
So futile to explore

We need to chose a reference
That will motivate us now
And then again in future
Will continue to endow
Our minds and hearts with knowledge
That the Heavens might allow


  1. It takes true humility to do... Perhaps we often fail to make new associations because we are comfortable with what we know; new associations require getting out of ourselves a bit, don't they?

  2. I think you're right Erik, especially making the right associations.