Especially with Dutch and German—even Japanese—when I do them they seem effortless. And so I feel a little guilty. As if I ought to making heavier weather out of the exercise. As if learning a language ought not to go so well.
That’s what people have been led to expect, I imagine. Unless they feel some resistance in response to their pushing, they feel that they mustn’t be pushing hard enough.
And so I want to do a little extra. I’m keen to apply myself further. That’s good, no? It shows that I haven’t a problem with motivation.