Skultety is a blogger at Forever
a Student where he talks about learning languages. He
speaks 11 languages fluently and teaches how to do it, especially
with the process of learning Chinese. He has lived in Taiwan for 5
years and has been making YouTube
videos to help teach the language.
In this episode, after we talk in Slovak for a half hour, we talk
about his experience living in Taiwan for many years in English. He
talks about how drinking is bad and he is living proof of what can
be accomplished when one doesn't wake up hungover ever morning. He
talks about his Spartan regiment of many hours per day of learning
a base vocabulary. He then talks about the great method of finding
patterns and using your languages you already know to help learn
faster. He also mentions the importance of culture within language
learning and how important it is to know the place more than simply
the words. But his biggest tip for learning languages is simply
being interested in it. Once you find something you are passionate
about, it becomes effortless to work. Finally we talk about how
travel gets you to go outside of your friends and helps you meet
people with other ways of thinking which can lead to success.
Can travel be more than just a fun thing to do? Could it also provide some benefit and learning experiences later in life? I have always thought this and this is why I have relentlessly travelled the world and now have been to over 80 countries. I have always thought that I was planting the seeds of wisdom while in faraway lands. Through experiences with foreign people, cultures, concepts, and ways of doing things I learned much more than anything I could've done while at home. I interview amazing guests, bestselling authors, scientists, successful business people, dating experts, travel junkies, polyglots (people who speak more than 3 languages), and anybody who I think is interesting for the growth of our listeners and I as people. I think by doing this we can plant the seeds of wisdom which will ultimately lead to our success in career, business, money, relationships, self-worth, and generally being a more well-rounded person. But it requires you to be active making this happen. What do you think?