I look at all the prepositions and idioms that make no sense and think “how the frick does anybody learn all that”. And then I look at English through those eyes and realize it’s even more weird and difficult over here, I was just lucky enough to imbibe it when I still had the “language super-absorption” ability of childhood.
That course has been on my back burner for so long, I really need to give myself a kick in the ass and do it. I've been subscribed to their newsletter, and it's one of the few that consistently has good quality content.
I can related to the magic black box thing. Even within things I find interesting, I realized recently, the exact mode of learning makes a big difference. I was trying to learn #JuliaLang better through a video course, and finding it so unappealing I started to doubt my learning ability. Then started a course on cryptocurrency, and that was pleasant and appealing. I realized my brain just doesn't want to learn programming languages this way - it wants to start up an editor and look up documentation and actually start *doing* stuff.
If you're interested in stuff related to #learning , I'd also recommend Scott Young's blog https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/the-best-articles-on-learning/ in case you haven't come across it.
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