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Lenin's Study Habits

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 13 Aug 2010, 06:30
Post 04 Sep 2010, 04:32
I read in a biography a few years ago (by Maria Prilezhayeva), that when Lenin studied for his Bar exam he would put the book on a speakers podium and read it all night standing up. Be believed it was better to have active blood flow in the legs than to let it be stagnant. Or something along these lines.

Is this true? Can anyone possibly verify this?

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 06 Dec 2009, 23:17
Post 04 Sep 2010, 12:03
I read in some biography about Lenin that he was allowed to take the final test in law college(while being banned from attending classes previous 3 years because of rev. activity),and he learned everything and got a good score by spending the whole summer reading in some faraway hut by the village.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 12 May 2010, 07:43
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Post 04 Sep 2010, 17:15
That's the first I've heard of these things. Interesting.
Maybe I should take after Lenin and isolate myself as much as possible.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 13 Aug 2010, 06:30
Post 04 Sep 2010, 17:50
Well yes, that he studied for the Bar exam out of school (expelled for being subversive) is a known fact. Whether in that hut he read at the lectern is what I am curious about. I have heard various things regarding blood flow and retention of information, like if you can maximize blood flow in the legs then the state of the legs and body at that time will serve as a greater object for retrieval in the present, than were your legs relaxed and on a chair.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 28 Sep 2009, 00:56
Ideology: Democratic Socialism
Post 06 Sep 2010, 14:59
I have no idea why one would want blood flow in the legs for reading. I personally live by Churchill's maxim, "never stand when you can sit, and never sit when you can lie down."

Isolation works though when you need to read. I get very easily distracted when reading. I can't even have music on - I have to have complete silence.
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