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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

June 27, 2018

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmmaLouGiroux

My goal has an expiration date.... and grades... and credits.... and graduation....
But yes, very good encouragement. :D

June 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LorettaPresley

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.

June 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bobalainen

how rude

June 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xia267

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!) ;)

June 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judy_Blue_Eyes

To me, a person's goal becomes attainable once he/she starts the process of learning.

June 27, 2018

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    "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!

    June 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MasterZsword

    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. ^ ^

    June 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alley_oop

    I would definitely agree.

    June 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Steve

    LOL! My brother loved that movie.

    June 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Steve

    I agree with you though. It is always good to learn. Your brain will actually work better if you learn regularly.

    June 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/liana.tarei

    true

    June 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

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    Thank you for inspirational words

    http://jackelliot.over-blog.com/2018/06/wednesday.html

    .

    June 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jolynnedougherty

    Hi Jack!

    June 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ketchup910550

    Thank you for the pep talk!

    June 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SammyHunnyBear

    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

    June 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lonelyswirls

    Very encouraging. I needed this right now so thank you.

    June 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bobalainen

    thank you i wish you likewise

    June 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/juskat

    merci!

    June 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cristoforoooo

    Quite the positive post, bravo. My nonna loved pooh and had all the movies, would watch with her. It brings the nostalgia for sure. Thumbs up and have some lingots.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U8pAM4VXvI

    June 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ferdinand619280

    Thanks for the encouragement!

    June 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew213489

    Okay, did you just quote Winnie the Pooh? Why does it seem like all the great quotes come from movies rated G!

    June 27, 2018
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