To Other Duolingo Users
I've come to realize that learning languages other than your native can be very challenging and humbling (sometimes to the point where many become discouraged and give up). Please take a brief moment out of your time to read this. Just know, that you are doing awesome so far, and that you must keep going. Whether it be your dream, a hobby, or an interest of yours, pursue it. Your goal doesn't have an expiration date; take a deep breath and try again. Keep running towards your goal, no matter how unattainable you may think it is. Do this and you'll find yourself to be in much success. Believe in yourself, for "You are stronger than you seem, braver than you believe, and smarter than you think" -Christopher Robin
My goal has an expiration date.... and grades... and credits.... and graduation....
But yes, very good encouragement. :D
But that wasn't the point AT ALL. Her/his point was that when things get hard, we get discouraged. We think "Well, I'll NEVER learn this". I always wanted to study more languages but everyone kept telling me that I'd need to take classes to learn anything, you can't learn on your own, can't become fluent if you don't do this and that...you can't, you can't, you can't. But I'm learning French. I'm not great at speaking and writing, but I understand so much already. Unless you are in high school, you CHOSE to go the expiration date route over the other options.
Nice post. Don't give up learning Korean! (Although it might be hard.... I'm at level 8 in Korean, but I haven't gotten past alphabet 2 yet!) ;)
To me, a person's goal becomes attainable once he/she starts the process of learning.
"To me, a person's goal becomes attainable once he/she starts the process of learning."
While I would agree, after nearly 7 decades of life, I've learned that goals change, and that's ok!
Of course! But, every goal must have a starting point. Multiple paths have to start from somewhere, in this case, bringing yourself to learn. I think that was the point of the comment. ^ ^
I agree with you though. It is always good to learn. Your brain will actually work better if you learn regularly.
Thank you for inspirational words
Awesome post! Thanks for the encouragement and I wish you the best in your language learning as well. Also, great quote - I love Winnie the Pooh (hence my username). Here is one for you: "“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” —Winnie the Pooh