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place for everything (minimum uncertainty), and it takes minimum energy
for them to locate something. Inefficient people, on the other hand, are disorganized and lead high-entropy lives. It takes them minutes (if not hours) to
find something they need, and they are likely to create a bigger disorder
as they are searching since they will probably conduct the search in a disorganized manner (Fig. 7–26). People leading high-entropy lifestyles are
always on the run, and never seem to catch up.
You probably noticed (with frustration) that some people seem to learn fast
and remember well what they learn. We can call this type of learning organized or low-entropy learning. These people make a conscientious effort to
file the new information properly by relating it to their existing knowledge
base and creating a solid information network in their minds. On the other
hand, people who throw the information into their minds as they study, with
no effort to secure it, may think they are learning. They...
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