Relax Without Feeling Lazy: Kill Open Loops | Scott H Young
Examples of open loops Once some people complete their to-do list, they add more work. This is a dangerous move that can sabotage your productivity. Sources of open loops: Studying . Do you have a specific list of learning activities, or do you just "study"? Exercising . Do you follow a workout, or do you just exercise? Work . Do you work from 9-5, or do you finish a list? Writing . Do you write in hours, or number of words? Communication . Do you speak when it's important, or just of fill dead air?
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Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis) that many languages do not ... Languages Are Tied To Culture Culture is a way of perspective and identity, and people speaking the same language immediately bond and form a connection. If an English speaking person learns Spanish, the underlying culture that emphasises ‘passion’ or ‘enjoying the experience’ is a more important cultural value in the countries who are natively Spanish. The culture of a certain place may include cuisine, history, music and notable personalities, but language becomes the salt without which the culture is tasteless. Language: The Gateway To Culture
The local language is the preferred route to understand the culture due to 2 reasons:
Most people don’t speak English very well, due to their learning it as a second or third language. These people do not represent the real sampling of the country's population, just being the better-educated cosmopolitans who speak a global language. Most translations are poor substitutes for the real cultural essence, and a person needs to learn the original language to fully understand the context and culture. We need an exit strategy
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However, most people make
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When you land in a country, you usually don't feel confident speaking, so
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Mastering Basic Phrases at Home First
To learn the basics, find a tool that fulfils the two basic requirements for memorizing:
. repetition and recall You need to practice saying something more than once to master it, and then it is best to space those times out over days or weeks. Recalling phrases is less common, but it is vital. Find phrases, and practice saying it correctly. Starting phrases include: I would like...? Where is ...? How do you say ...? What is that? What is your name? Where are you from? What do you do for work?