If you asked me what I ate a couple of days ago, I’m probably not going to have an answer for you.

If you asked me what I read a few weeks ago, I might be able to come up with the title of the book–and maybe a couple of ideas from the book, but probably not much more.

Long-term retention of the things we read, watch or listen to may be depressingly low.

So low, perhaps, that we wonder if we’re truly learning anything.

But what if it’s like eating? It’s obviously not super important that I be able to remember every single meal. It’s more important that I’ve got a consistently healthy diet.

Our memories are important to learning and growing. But perhaps not as important as a consistent diet of truth, goodness, and beauty.