When I was in high school I was taught not to remember anything that I could look up. Instead, I was taught to remember where to look. This may be good for information that has mass adoption, is easily documented, and never changes. An example might be a standardized mathematical formula, or physics equation.
But what if the information, or rather wisdom, that is only kept in people, difficult to document, and is not widely adopted?
If you have been given such wisdom there is a big responsibility that comes with that. You are a keeper. One who was entrusted to hold the wisdom of another. You were entrusted because you were deemed to have the good judgement to know what to do with what you have been given, able to respond to the weight of being a keeper, and able to identify and teach the next generation of keepers.
If you have found yourself in such a position, be encouraged, the strength will come, hold fast to the wisdom you’ve been given, and stay true to the work in front of you. It may not be an easy road, but it is full of good work.