You have it all planned out, don’t you?!
Travel the world, interact with natives, and feel like you’re one of them.
Maybe even emigrate to a sunny place and start a new life there?
Your new language could unlock it all for you.
It’s there for the taking.
The only problem?
You don’t want to learn a language at all.
When you travel, do you prefer to go with someone else?
If so, you’re missing out my friend.
Accompanied travel is limited travel.
By traveling with someone you are limiting your experiences.
Yeah, traveling with a friend can be cool. But it’s not the real cookie; not the real adventure.
To experience that, you have to go alone.
It’s easier for women to learn a language than it is for men.
Women are better socially.
Higher levels of empathy make them better listeners.
They may have better memory…
And it is more socially accepted for a woman to study or practice her new language publicly.
So this post is for men.
Spanish is easy to learn.
French too. Oh and German as well.
Chinese is much, much easier than you think.
Russian? A breeze…
Yeah, I get it:
The authors of all those ¨Why language X is easier than you think¨ and the even bolder ¨Why language X is easy¨ blog posts probably want to encourage you to learn a language.
Boredom, frustration, a sense of inferiority.
If you’ve ever tried to learn a language, you know these feelings all too well.
You don’t want to feel them…
So you spend an enormous amount of time and energy to try and suppress them.
Why? Because you think they have tremendous power.
The power to destroy your dreams of learning another language and make you never try again.
If you allow yourself to feel their disturbance, you think you will be sucked into a deep well and never come out again.