Monthly Archives: October 2021

*FINISHED* (2,136 KANJI MEMORIZED)

  I’m writing this at around 9:49 P.M. I’ll probably gather my thoughts over the night and add more to this tomorrow but I wanted to post something quickly. I’ve just started reading a very cool book, entitled¬†The Buddha and … Continue reading

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The Rules of MasterY Pt.2 (Familiarity)

REWRITE: As always I must emphasize that there are two disadvantages we as adult learners primarily have. One is that we do not have the luxury of the staggered learning approach that a child has where they learn the bulk … Continue reading

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The Rules of Mastery pt. 1 [ 2,062 Kanji Update]

Cheers! This update focuses on my thoughts on currently memorizing 2,062 Kanji without using any software.¬†If this was ten years ago, before the Japanese government increased the Jouyou Kanji list to 2,136, i’d have “finished” all the Joyou Kanji, because … Continue reading

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Training Versus Learning (Pt. 1)

My approach and results have exponentially improved with a perceptual shift in my approach. I find the term “learning” to be quite passive. “I want to learn to speak German” or “I want to learn how to paint” are quite … Continue reading

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The Concept of Strategic Failure (pt.2) Redefining Narrow

I’m building a course around learning the Kanji, but I want to make some notes/timestamps on next steps. I understand exactly what to do next to kick things into gear as I will be copying what worked for me with … Continue reading

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The Concept of Strategic Failure

Failure is an extremely loaded word for pretty much all learners. To not complete something, is to fail. Whether it is a life goal, a relationship, or a set of math problems. Failure as a construct links directly to identity, … Continue reading

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