In this post I talked about how difficulty of persuading people that something they’ve never needed could be useful to them. I spoke early on about, for all the theory and hypothesising, it’s probably my own personal experience that has convinced me the most.
So, I’d like to challenge someone who doesn’t believe that it’s easy to memorise all 195 countries and capitals, or who still isn’t convinced of its utility. I’d like you to click here, and sign up to the same course I used, and give it a go.
Any chance you feel like learning all the countries and capital cities… ?
It took me around 4-5 months from start to finish I reckon, starting sometime in June or July, and finishing at the end of October. I occasionally sat down at the computer for long bursts of maybe 30 minutes’ practice, but the vast majority was done for a few minutes at a time using the phone app while I was waiting for the printer, or on the tube and so forth. I also occasionally had to use the computer to force it to let me practice with countries I knew I still needed to work on.
So there’s my suggestion anyway. It would be so interesting to hear whether someone who went through a similar process might change their view as a result… or not. It would probably take a year before they could confirm it either way, but still, it only needs as few as one or two people to sign up to it and report back, so I’m hoping that out of everyone out there who reads this, maybe one or two are up for it!
If so, please let me know.