Learn by ROTA, not by rote

The philosophy is, Read Once, Throw Away.

Rota: early 17th century: from Latin, literally "wheel"
The idea is not to attach ourselves to thoughts or phrases, learning things by rote.

The idea is to get the wheels turning. Your own wheels. Let the wheels turn, quietly. Cogitate.

Don't do it because you have read this - or any philosophical/self-help/advice. Don't do it because you ought to, or must. Don't do it because you would like to change or be different.

Read out of interest. Read once, and throw away. Let the rest take care of itself, without effort.