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Russian language: no more bullshit
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RE: Russian language: no more bullshit
The Primsleur or Michael Thomas debate is just mental masturbation for the most part.

The fact is that the deciding factor in whether you learn to speak Russian or not will almost exclusively be your staying power and tenacity. Technique is only a minuscule amount of the equation. What did Einstein say, '5% inspiration and 95% perspiration'? I'd say that is a fair equation.

The only good technique for you is the one that makes you want to come back day after day and study. That could be watching films, reading the back of Russian cereal boxes or studying grammar charts. It does not really matter as if you have staying power eventually you'll get to where you want to go.

You ideally want that Eureka moment that sets you on the path with determination. For me it was Kharkov as I mentioned before. In Siberia recently my buddy turned to me after a date where he struggled to make him self understood with a girl and said with a real determination 'that's it, I'm going to do this'. He has been on the path since then. Those moments are however probably the exception as opposed to the rule. Most people no doubt think about studying the language from a logical/rational viewpoint. Ideally you want to do it from an emotional standpoint like meeting a girl you like who speaks little English. People are willing to die on the battlefield for emotional devotion to a cause whereas few willingly die for a rational belief.

In Russia my buddy came across a problem a few times where he would meet a girl and they would get on well in the initial interaction. He'd set up a date but then she would flake. The reason two girls gave was that they did not want to speak English, it was too much hassle for them or they were shy of their level. No doubt many other girls flaked for this reason too whilst not actually stating it. If you see your future in Russia or with a Russian girl then there really is no excuse not to learn the language no matter the ball ache you imagine it to be.
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Russian language: no more bullshit - Roosh - 04-14-2013, 06:51 PM
RE: Russian language: no more bullshit - PeruLover12 - 06-05-2016 02:07 AM

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