I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand.

I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand. — The moral of this proverb, or a meaning could be You can only understand something by trying it yourself. Also said as… Telling me and I [will] forget. Showing me and I [will] remember. Involving me and I [will] understand. Also said as… You can’t understand until you walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. (This is a rough translation from a Chinese proverb that was written long long ago)

Put yourself in another persons shoes and you’ll see life as they have seen it themselves. You’ll experience new things and expand your mind and opinion on matters that you once would have ignored or overlooked.

To bring this proverb (forget – remember – understand) into a more modern sense, it’s kind of like playing online games. You will hear about them, but you might forget unless they are popular. Depending on the amount of advertising… when you see them you’ll remember. When you finally play the game you understand how it works and what you need to do to win. The end result is you would have learned something no matter the outcome. Go full force in life because you only live once.


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