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How to Stop Worrying and Accept that Learning a Language is Unfair — Going Beyond Day Trader Style Language Learning

This entry is part 11 of 14 in the series Intermediate Angst
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Language As An Investment

Learning a language is profoundly, fundamentally unfair. At no time, at no point in the process, are you ever getting as good as you give. Of course, overall you will; overall, the quality and range and volume of your output shall be determined by the frequency of your input. But at any given moment, you are always either getting back much more than you give or much less than you give.