The brain could play cool tricks on us.
In order to look smart, it would want to remember things.
Perhaps it doesn’t want to give away power to the notebook.

However, when we note things down, a remarkable thing happens: the brain gets its freedom.

Freedom to think. Freedom to get bored. And freedom to wander around for new ideas.
In the pursuit of trying to hold on to remember things, it never knew how powerful it was.

Thus, noting down things is an act of power, not that of a lousy brain.

How will the brain work on growing the wisdom it needs to, if it is busy working on remembering things it doesn’t need to?