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Many friends who enjoy MaoMi Chinese are Chinese learners. Each person is unique. Do you consider yourself an anxious learner or a relaxed learner? Which type of learner can master Chinese better? Today, let's discuss it together!
Recently, on Chinese social media, many people are talking about "松弛感" (a sense of relaxation). 松弛感 means a very relaxed feeling, where nothing makes you nervous. One netizen shared on his social media that when he was traveling, he saw a family who missed their flight by a little bit because they were running late. However, this family wasn't angry or upset at all; instead, they calmly adjusted their plans. The netizen was surprised and felt that this family had a sense of 松弛感 because if it were his parents, they would definitely be angry. Being angry means being very upset and letting everyone know that you are upset. He mentioned that his parents are very anxious people. Anxious people often experience a lot of stress, and they can also cause stress for others.
Unlike anxious individuals, relaxed people often have minimal stress because, no matter what happens, they feel it's okay and can stay relaxed. In Chinese, there is an idiom called "顺其自然," which means to go with the flow, accepting things as they are. No matter how much we hope for or against something, things won't change. So, we don't need to stress, and it's okay to go with the flow. Nowadays, many people say that being relaxed is also a skill because relaxed individuals can calmly face many problems.
Do you consider yourself an anxious person or a relaxed person? Are your parents anxious or relaxed? Anxious parents often have anxious children, while relaxed parents often have relaxed chidren. In China, where competition is fierce, many Chinese parents are relatively anxious, so many children are also anxious. They often work very hard because they want the best results. If the results are not so good, they also feel sad.
So, when learning a language, should we be anxious or relaxed? I think when learning a language, we can be a bit more relaxed. Learning a language is a very long journey. If we often feel anxious, we may feel that we are not good enough, and one day, we may feel that learning a language is not fun at all. Only when we find something fun, will we want to do it for a long time. Relaxed people are also not afraid of making mistakes because they know that making mistakes is natural, and we can go with the flow. As long as we speak more, we will naturally get better.
Are you a relaxed learner? Are you an anxious learner? Feel free to share your story with us!