On my last post I told you about how you need sound to understand sound.
And how you need someone to help you practice, and to explain to you when you're wrong, why you're wrong, and how you can do it right.
What I didn't realise is how scary this sounds.
"I need sound to understand sound." And "I need someone to tell me when, why and how, so I can improve."
And here I was, thinking I had explained it so well, broken it down to detail so it became simple to understand...
...When all I did was show you a beating heart and say "Oh, there's nothing to operating this! Look closer, these are the arteries, these are the veins, it pumps air through here but it's not coming out here as it should, so we need to take the scalpel - yes, that shiny and incredibly sharp thing there - and cut here and here... oh never mind the gallons of blood coming out, that's perfectly normal... and there, you see, the air is now circulating, but because he lost all this blood he is fibrillating and his vital signs have flattened out, so now we have to revive him. Nothing in that either, pass the paddles..."
When what I really wanted to tell you is: nobody is born perfect.
Nobody knows everything. That's why you want to learn.
And learning is a path of imperfection.
Learning is a path of imperfection.
For you will fail, or in better words, make mistakes, sometimes in critical occasions.
PSSSSSSSSSST: We ALL do. Especially those who look, or even say, they don't.
Somebody sent me a joke today on my phone. It took place in church and a man was confessing his sins. He said "Father, I make love 5 times a day, is that a sin?" The priest responded "No, that's a bloody lie, you rascal!"
It's OK to make mistakes when you're learning. It's impossible to learn without them. Mistakes are a learning tool.
Mistakes are a learning tool.
You didn't stay on top of that bicycle and rode for miles on the first time you tried. Or on the roller skates.
What makes you think that you'll have classes and suddenly you'll open your mouth and a new language will come out, perfect, as if minted by God himself, as if you had spoken it your entire life?
Nothing in life happens that way, why should learning Portuguese do?
This is not an excuse to give up.
And it certainly NOT an excuse to stop trying.
Learning Portuguese is not that idea of a scaring, impossible, horribly complicated, only-for-geniuses task that you've built up in your head.
That idea is the same as the one of a child's fear of the dragon under the bed.
Learning Portuguese is not that idea of a scaring, impossible, horribly complicated, only-for-geniuses task that you've built up in your head. That idea is the same as the one of a child's fear of the dragon under the bed.
Dragon stories don't exist so that children know that dragons exist. Children already know that. Dragon stories exist so children know that dragons can be faced and beaten.
Learning Portuguese can be done. By the average person. By you and me, and any of our neighbours.
Heck, millions of people have done it, and most of them have even enjoyed it!
So face your dragon.
Find out what it is all about, this "monster" of learning Portuguese.
Do you want to learn the language? How far have you come? Are you a Homework person, or the time spent in classes is all you can afford for Portuguese?
Do you want to improve your accent? Sooooo much easier than you think...
Would you like to do both? Not a problem, I have programs for that as well.
Come and talk to me. Just talk. No strings attached.
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If you could have a magic wand that would magically take away your worst problem in Portuguese, what would that problem be?