Steve and Alex discuss various English proverbs and how they can be applied to language learning.
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Steve: You don’t want to be crawling too much, no. All right, so what else have we got? Oh, here’s one. “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” I used to hear this when I was a kid. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. Wasn’t there something about “Early to rise and early to bed makes a man healthy but socially dead”?
Alex: I haven’t heard that one, but I like it.
Steve: Yeah, that was the counter. So, yeah, I mean, obviously, if we ate nothing but very healthy food, never touched a drop of alcohol, went to bed at 9:00, woke up…basically, went to bed at sundown and woke up at sunrise and then went outside in the cold and threw snow on our bodies, you know, it’d be good. Now how all of this relates to language learning, because we have to bring it all back to language learning.
Alex: Of course, of course.
Steve: I just think that routines are good. So, I mean, if you have a routine, whether it’s a routine of going to bed late and waking up late or whatever, but if you can develop a habit of always devoting an hour a day, two hours a day, however many hours a day that you have and do it regularly and develop certain habits, it’s amazing how we get used to habits.