Many of us would love to speak and understand Italian better, but may never manage it.
Studying is difficult, not being able to express ourselves is frustrating.
As we understand the size of the task, our motivation flags.
Life’s other priorities undermine us.
The Zen of Learning Italian
“Words and concepts can be useful, but mistaking them for reality is a big mistake… The menu is not the food.” – Rafael Espericueta
We never fully know our native language: we continue learning it our whole lives.
Grammar books are useful for studying, but don’t guarantee learning.
Memorizing verbs tenses may not help you speak better.
Italian courses are not reality.
Simple, if not easy
“Zen practice is indeed simple, if not easy. Just practice being fully present, right here, right now.” Rafael Espericueta
Learning Italian is not like preparing to take your driving test.
It’s the part that happens after you get your license.
Except there’s no test to take, no license.
No reason not to start right now.
P.S. Want something a little less esoteric? Where Italian came from, and 3 essential words in Bolognese!