The Ironic Equilibrium Of Mnemonics
Establishing Mnemonic Solidity
Written By: Atelston Fitzgerald Holder 1st
Mnemonics are the latter slate of a former concept used as a memory tool to retain an initial concept; a word, thing, idea, place, etc…
A conceptual mediator used to assist or associate in remembering, or retaining information.
A situational irony emanates when the mnemonic falls victim of the former, productivity cascades into counter-productivity. (Forgetting Mnemonics)
Primary Example: Despotism: meaning; the exercise of absolute power in a cruel and oppressive way.
Let’s say hypothetically you used the word “God,” as a mnemonic of association to help retaining the meaning of the word “Despotism,” The element of association is not within the word itself, but the mnemonic referral is extracted from a few lexicons within its syntactical meaning, “Absolute Power.”
Therefore “Absolute Power” has a connection with “God,” thus god becomes the mnemonics.
The suffix aspect of “Despotism,” “ism:” meaning; “a distinctive doctrine, theory, system, or practice: This is the age of isms,” can also be used as mnemonics. So essentially, understanding prefix and suffix does give hints to the rudimentary meaning of a word.
Mnemonic associations can derive from the word itself or its actual meaning, and although the myriad of possibilities are astronomical, there’s no fundamental rule as to how the tools of mnemonics can or should be used, it’s all subjective based, and contingent on what element of association one can contrive during the juxtaposition process.
I always found mnemonics to be a rather subjective endeavor because of their periodic discrepancy between elements, and objectivity cannot be applied in most cases, individuals make peculiar mnemonic associations that are sentimental, unorthodox and sometimes spiritual, although a rarity.
(One might associate a book they read about snakes as a child, to remember the name of an elephant they saw while visiting India)
The mind is fallible, and viable to flaws, and accepting this notion only prones us to the errors in resolutions as a flawed acceptability. What are we left with if such a counterproductive irony exist? Maybe mnemonics should not be embraced infallibly, or maybe the irony is derived from a lack of mnemonic solidity. The irony occurs from a lack of practicality; an association lacking implementation can only propel a preceding problem.
The truest way to capitalize on mnemonics and avoid a situational irony is by contextualization, practicality and immediacy. Basically understanding the contextual meaning of a concept and apply it immediately as a practical process, and by doing this consistently it becomes engrained.
If a particular mnemonic is only relevant within the context of remembering the thing itself, then the latter is fallible to the former, an ironic equilibrium of faultiness in mnemonics. A problem perceivably solved that inevitably creates a balanced contrast.
When it comes to mnemonics, an inextricable connection is paramount, and although the connections may appear vaguely inexplicable to others, it might retrospectively be explicit to you…!
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Article Written By: Atelston Fitzgerald Holder 1st
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