- Action is Easy. Decision is Hard.
- Logical Reasons to Learn A Language…
- Indecision Just Means Any Will Do: The Problem is Choice
- The First World Problem is Choice, Or: Which Language Should I Learn?
- All Choices Are Binary
- How Can I Turn Big, Complex Decisions Into Binary Decisions, Just Like the Cool Kids? Decision Binarization In Action: A Real Life Example
Are some of the worst.
There’s nothing worse than a good reason to learn a language.
Logic won’t move you.
Stop looking for good reasons. They won’t help you. They will only oppress you. You don’t need them.
Go searching. Go shopping. Ask around. Go find, make or choose things that are addictive-but-helpful to you — addictive books, addictive movies, addictive people, addictive songs. Then you’ll (literally) be able to talk.
People with good reasons to learn Spanish and Chinese (“I ‘should'”; “there are a over a billion Chinese people”; “it will make me more marketable” 1) are the least likely to actually learn them.
People who get hooked on telenovelas, on the other hand…
- I hate this effing word. What are you, a piece of meat? Who’s buying you? Judas Priest, man… ↩