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Do you understand morality of the above? If you ask now: "What does this history to the study of foreign language and for everything that you were going to tell in this article?", Then the answer is: "The most direct!" If you're sitting in front of a textbook, begin to yawn and suffer from fatigue, have been read and a couple of paragraphs, you like that monk, squatting by the roadside to rest, not having run and the mile, not guilty of that science "does not go into your head." You should not blame yourself in idleness, and to engage in self-flagellation. This is a normal reaction of the human psyche. After all, in other words, language is only a means for you on the path to the goal. Of course, you can read and not one paragraph, but in that nelly is necessary that you were interested in text itself and its contents. By itself, the language can not be interesting. Just as during the reading of the text in the book – the language is the goal, while the contents of the book – the means. In other words, do not scold yourself for not desire to read a text and learn some words – this is not the manifestations of laziness – a defense of our psyche, in response to your desire to break her and bend to his will. There are another example.

Imagine that you – a teacher and in front of you is a group of students. Your task is to make sure that a particular man, stood up and walked across the room in a given direction. You can, of course, turned to him to ask him to got up and paced the room. And, naturally, he will fulfill your request, but in such a nelly, it will feel awkward, and his movements are uncertain that the overall impact on his gait. But you can also ask him that he, for example, got up, opened the door. The result will be the same – people would get up and pass through the audience, but to feel and behave, he will be quite relaxed. In other words, in this case the door open to a view, then While the "stand up and walk" – will be a means to achieve it. Whereas in the first case of "get up and walk" from the purpose of turning into an end in itself, depriving this action is meaningless.

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