Rote memory has an unfair bad press, but I am utterly convinced that having a good information base is essential to innovation. The more things you store in your memory, the more connection between them will you be attuned to.These exams were basically rote memorization. Kinda why China has basically no innovation.
It is a good thing to build up this information base from an early age, when children think of memorizing, say, a verse or the multiplication table, as games.
You make "incels" by telling boys they deserve the world simply by being alive, and this is a very American thing.You're an incel.