This is a real email. From a real person, that I have to see once a week. I
received it yesterday and I still cannot believe that they are serious.
WOW! What a powerful group! Your willingness to lead your selves has created a
synergy which will move us all forward! Congratulations!
"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and
endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success
unexpected in common hours.....If you have built castles in the air, your work
need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under
David Henry Thoreau
Course Assignment Sheet Session 3A: Commit to Strengthen Relationships
Most people would like to improve their memories---but how??? In this session
we will teach you a system for remembering thoughts and ideas more readily.
The technique is called Memory Pegging. To prepare yourself, please review the
following "peg words" each associated with a number.
Most people would like to improve their memories---but how??? In this
session we will teach you a system for remembering thoughts and ideas more
readily. The technique is called Memory Pegging. To prepare yourself, please
review the following “peg words” each associated with a number.
- one run
- two zoo
- three tree
- four door
- five hive
- six sick
- seven heaven
- eight gate
- nine wine
- ten den
- eleven eleven
- twelve shelve
- thirteen hurting
- fourteen sorting
- fifteen lifting
- sixteen licking
- seventeen movie screen
- eighteen waiting
- nineteen shining
- twenty plenty
- twenty-one dueling gun
This series of peg words with numbers is the critical starting point
for the memory technique. Practice these whenever you can between now and
Session 3B: Increase Self-Confidence
What subject do you know more about than anyone else? Answer: Yourself. That
is, quite simply, what we are going to ask you to speak about. More
specifically, think of a childhood incident that stands out vividly in your
mind. Please focus on a specific incident that you see as a "defining moment"
in your childhood; one that, looking back, helps us better understand who you
are today. It might be a conversation with a parent and the lesson you learned
from their wisdom; your first bike and the pride of ownership you gained from
it; your first puppy or pet and your first taste of the responsibility for
caring for another living being; a special little buddy you played with and
how you learned the joys of friendship; the fort you built in the field behind
the house and the resulting sense of knowing how to do a job well; the time
you caught the field on fire and you current concern for safety; your most
special holiday or birthday, camping with the family, or learning to swim, and
the resulting joy of spending time with loved ones as an adult. Pick a
specific incident and tell us about it in 2 minutes. Think about your topic
and practice by giving this talk to your mirror, your dog, your friends, or
your spouse or significant other. By Session 3 the talk will simply flow from
you. Please do not write out your talk word for word or try to memorize it.
Come prepared to be relaxed and just relive this specific incident with us.
Believe in yourself! Your talk planning sheet can be found on page 3.11 in
See you Friday! Make it a bright sunny day!
I've read this about 80 times now and I still can only say WHAT THE FUCK?
Cockney rhyming slang with numbers? Why? Childhood memory sharing? It never
actually states that it has to be a real memory, so I'm working on something
about me falling down a mineshaft and how I developed a taste for drinking my
own urine. I can't wait to "relive this specific incident" with the class. I'm
open to suggestion, though, so if you can think of anything sufficiently
frightening let me know.
Schwest has pointed out that Thoreau is Henry David, not David Henry.
My mom wants to know how memorizing numbers with help me "strengthen
relationships". Mom was also quite disappointed that they couldn't come up
for anything to rhyme with eleven. She suggests "eel oven". I still
want to know if these people are for real.
Somebody stop the train. Because I really need to get off.