May 20th, 2013
This may sound like a weird topic, but I think it’s a very interesting idea.
(In case anyone didn’t know, “VS” is short for “verses” and means “compared with” or “competing with”)
My message of this blog post is this:
LEARNING ENGLISH IS NOT REALLY THE SAME THING AS LEARNING A LANGUAGE
Ok, I hope to have your attention now. You might be thinking, “What the hell is this crazy guy talking about”?
Well, think about this. Imagine I told you that I will start to learn Swedish. That might be fun. It might be interesting. It might be a great thing for me to do. But, I’m probably not going to do it. (If you are Swedish, please don’t be angry with me I chose this example because many people from Sweden are very smart and will understand this example without being offended)
Why don’t I try to learn Swedish? Well, the thing is that there are a lot of things that I want to do in this world and I don’t have time to do them all. There are only about 9 million Swedish people in the world, and they have a great English program already in their country. I can communicate with many them already with using English. For me, learning Swedish would be similar to learning a new hobby. I could learn to play the guitar, I could learn how to cook fancy food, I could learn how to dance, I could learn a lot of things. I might do some of these things one day, but I’m not going to right now. We all have only 24 hours in a day and we can’t do everything we want.
Why is learning English SO different? It might sound like I’m being unfair or something. Well, here is the thing…
English is the world’s language. By not having REALLY GOOD English, you are missing out on SO MUCH of what is going on in the world. Yes! I’m talking about making a lot more money. But that is only part of it. I’m talking about improving your entire life.
The purpose of learning English is NOT to learn a new language and communicate with more people.
The purpose of learning English is to JOIN THE REAL WORLD!!!!!!!!!
You might have an awesome life already, and I hope you do, but I guarantee that it will be a hell of a lot better, richer, and more interesting if you put focussing on learning English as one of the most important things you do in your life for the next few years!
You should absolutely keep your own language and never forget your culture, but it’s almost weird and ridiculous to not take English learning super seriously. It’s absolutely possible to do it now, it’s fun, and it’s not going to cost you a fortune. I could write a whole book about the major benefits of learning English, but I think you are smart enough to imagine what some of those are.
I’m not talking about getting to just an “ok” level. I’m talking about totally kicking ass! This is what we are doing here. We are having fun, but we aren’t joking around. We are serious about making sure your improve your English improves to the point where it makes your life (WAY better, much more interesting, much happier, and it makes MUCH more money for you)
This is not going to happen in one or two days, but it will happen if you take it seriously, and we’re here to help. The process will be more fun than you think, the results will come faster than you could guess, and the benefits to your life will be MUCH better than you can imagine even now.
English isn’t really just a choice anymore. It’s a total MUST in my opinion. Some people understand this but most people don’t. They don’t understand how important it is because they can’t see it.
Some people never leave their country for a trip, some people never leave their city for a trip, some people never even leave their town or their village in their entire lives!
They might seem happy, but they are in a little bubble. Can you imagine if you lived in a small town and NEVER left it even one time to see what was outside? I guess you might know people like this; people who have never been anywhere and live just a simple life of doing the same thing every day; no new thoughts, no new experiences…
I know people like this in Canada. They don’t know how important it is for them to get out and see some of the world. They aren’t dying so it doesn’t seem necessary. I’m trying to say that not learning English WELL is almost like the person who has never left their little farm village.
I don’t wish to insult or judge these people. I just want to make a point for the people reading this blog who get what I’m trying to say. If you can read this blog, good for you! Your English is already not bad at all! But it’s not enough. You NEED to keep going. If you don’t believe me, that’s fine. I just want to make this point to give you something serious to think about. This is my honest opinion and I truly believe that you won’t regret it if you follow this advice!
Please leave your comments below I love reading them as always. Do you agree with what I’m saying? Am I making any sense? Will this help give you more motivation to learn? Let me know below…
And also, please remember to visit our English Video lessons every day! We’ve got over 40 now and we’re making a new one every day, 7 days a week. I hope you go there and watch the video. Warning! Your English WILL get a lot better And also, our monthly membership part of the site will be ready soon. We know you are gonna LOVE it!