“Boxer could not get beyond the letter D. He would trace out A, B, C, D in the dust with his great hoof, and then would stand staring at the letters with his ears back, sometimes shaking his forelock, trying with all his might to remember what came next and never succeeding. On several occasions, indeed, he did learn E, F. G. H, and by the time he knew them, it was always discovered that he had forgotten A, B, C , and D.”
Orwell, G. 1945. Animal Farm, p.30
Let’s just say there are only so many neurons in my skull, and they have their limits…
Ibn Khaldun etc etc.