I'm listening Korean ballads while writing this post. After watching amazing performance of Tim Doner, a young polyglot (maybe someone of you knows), in TED show( I don't know whether I can call it a 'show' but I can't come up with something else so I'll just stay with this), I've got inspired again. Thanks, Tim! Now I know what I lack and what I can improve in my way of learning languages. :) Having fun seems crucial in this case. And that's good. I'm fed up with learning everything because I have to, because it'll help me in the future. Bullshit! If I don't enjoy doing what I do, then what's the purpose of the whole learning? Learning by heart, learning only for exams, learning only to have good marks...what is this all for? It is proved people learn quicker when they're interested in the subject they're getting to know. So why should it be a duty?
I've been learning English over 8 years so far. And I think I hadn't improve it too much until I got seriously interested in it because of all the thoughts about the future and what I would like to do for a living. I was thinking and thinking and it came up to me that the only thing which makes me feel that I'm doing something valuable and what improves myself is learning languages and getting to know other people's worldviews. I'm a person who is shy, indecesive, whose mood changes really fast and who keeps looking for a solution for a life. Languages are like gates to the vast source of knowledge in this world. They convey not only thoughts but also feelings, words sound different but name the same things. Isn't it amazing? People all over the world say 'hello', 'goodbye', 'i'm sorry'- all in different ways! The world is so big and consists of so many things that it's hard to embrace everything. People seem to be little books, full of information about these wonderful things. And what is the right way to learn it all? Communication. My sworn enemy, seriously! I hate it so much because I do suck at it. T^T But I'm not going to give up and want to work on it and finally be able to convey my thoughts as well as understand the world more. I thought I would find the answer in books. The outcome turned out to be disappointing. So many books and no answer. What's more- it's become even more complicated and confusing. But I'm not done yet. I'm going to seek out the answer as long as I'll have to. So I need people to do it. So I need languages to communicate with them. So I need the culture background too. I want to penetrate reasons why they live like they do. What do they feel and why. Why? This question accompanies me all the time. Keeps nagging me to look for, look for, lookr and look for, try and try and try and try. But I have my own limits. Sometimes I can't take more. And I fall, many time. But! Korean seems a great beginning. ^^ I'll do my best.