We're never going to stop learning the English language.
Practising. Reading. Visiting the dictionary as many times as possible. Listening to speeches. Perfecting it.
You learn a new word today, you will discover ten more tomorrow and you go back and repeat the process of yesterday.
The learning never ends.
Unlike science where you can master the field and know it all. The English language will never give you that opportunity. So you have to continue to learn, to continue to catch up.
You write. You read it ten times over, no mistakes. You post, you glance through it, then you will see that irritatingly annoying error you didn't notice before. It's embarrassing sometimes but, you make the effort to correct your mistake.
You meet a new girl. You love her command of the English language. How fluent she is in it. The was it flows from the surface of her tongue out through her succulent lips, with gloss, style, class, and sophistication. Then it's your time to speak. That's when your tongue will become twisted and you will start jamming words together like you're eating hot yam.
You are writing a piece. Say an article or a text. Or even a WhatsApp conversation. Then suddenly, you can't spell catarrh. Or psychiatrist.
If you can't even remember the first three words, how will autocorrect come to your aid?
You bury your head in shame and wonder what you're doing with your life.
Facebook brings a reminder about a post you made five years ago. Just five years ago o. And you see all the grammatical blunders you made. And your writing style, like chickens, wrote in the sand. You are ashamed of yourself. You wonder, but I was already reading books then? Who tf am I?
Then you quickly edit the post and make corrections. Some are so bad, you delete.
It feels like your body is damaged somewhere, and you have to constantly cover up with clothes so world people won't laugh at you.
But all that is good. You are making efforts. You're growing.
But you see those people that will open their mouth and say, "English is not our language", and use that as an excuse for their constant grammatical blunder, they're the ones they need to be checked by a psychiatric.
Graduates especially. People that hope to work in corporate environments one day and be the future.
Lazy. Basic. Unyielding.
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