Steve and Alex discuss the importance of motivation in learning a language, and how forcing people to learn a language often breeds poor results.
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Steve: It’s just that I have put in that much effort into learning these other languages. Other people, for whatever reasons, didn’t have the time to do it, but the fact of speaking 10 versus two versus five, to me it’s got nothing to do with it. It’s just that that’s where I have chosen to spend my time.
Alex: Yeah, exactly.
Steve: It’s like a musician. If the musician doesn’t spend any time learning to play the trumpet he won’t know how to play the trumpet, but if he takes it upon himself to learn to play the trumpet he’ll be able to learn it.