Hi Duolingo personnel - I've not felt like doing much Duolingo lately, after practically obsessing over it for several weeks, and I think I've figured out why.
Being alerted that previous lessons need to be redone to keep the brain trained is great, and I fully understand the purpose - but there are times when it just becomes overwhelming. There are times when just missing a day or two seems to result in so many previous lesson circles losing the lovely completion coloring. This is usually then compounded by having to choose a few minutes to try to progress with new lessons, or trying to regain completed status on the others.
Whether with my Spanish or Dutch, I don't much feel like I need to do the very basic lessons at all anymore, but there they are, tormenting me to be redone. What I would love to see, as a result of this, is higher level lessons also giving more completion back on those previous lessons upon which the higher lesson depends. I think this could go a long way to keeping people like me energized, rather than overwhelmed.
Thanks for reading...