We learn more whew new go looking for the answers ourselves than that we get told what the answer is. Why is that?
When we get told what the answer is your brain does not much with that. It doesn't have to do much but it also has less connections to the answer. When you look for the answers yourself you learn other things along the way and you discover new things that you didn't expect along the way.
All those things get connected to your answer.
That is why you forget more easier when you get told the answer.
There are less connections leading to the answer that you can use when you have to dig up the answer.
When you Google something you can get told the answer but you can choose to dig a little deeper and see what the source is. You can see what other sources say. You can go look for the story behind the answer. You can ask yourself: "Is here more behind this?" Or "What is the origin or core of this?"
Because we remember stories more than anything when you know a interesting story behind something it will be easier to remember.
It's true, we all have limited time. So the question is what really gets you curious? What really is important to you and what is really necessary for you to remember?
Go on a journey to learn things and the journey will stay with you and help you retrieve that information that really matter to you.