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A Note on Not Notable Days

Recently, I still read a series of Harry Potter for a private pleasure and learning English. Probably, I will have finished reading it within a few months. It means that my aim which I planned at the beginning of this year will have been completed. I have already been feeling my growth of ability to handle foreign language, although the progress seems slow to me. However, it doesn't matter the growth looks sluggish because at least I have kept going forwards gradually. Of course, a study of language is the way sober and subdued, its process appears to be monotonous, or else tedious. Therefore, those who are not interested in learning unknown words and sentences can't recognize a value of time which I spend in turning a lot of pages covered with unfamiliar letters. Certainly, it should be considered as a strange behavior that I have been reading an English novel everyday, although there around me are a large number of Japanese books the meaning of which I'm able to understand easily. In fact, our circumstances have a blessed condition because there's an enormous population in Japan, so that we can read a lot of various publications which are translated from numerous language of overseas countries. If I don't read foreign letters on purpose, I shouldn't be disturbed. Nevertheless, I'm determined to learn English, though no one forces me, because it satisfies my individual curiosity about a verbal knowledge. In addition, I believe that the larger my vocabulary gets, the more interesting my world becomes. Children is what grow up naturally, but it can't be said that adults do likewise. Opportunities of feeling growth for adults seem decreasing compared with children, unless they strive for a further development in earnest. In this context, learning language is a suitable habit for withered adults who want to improve boring days. Their tiredness is resulted from a constant confinement into the same old environment. There's nothing new, fresh, innovative, stirring, but a plain life which is repeated infinitely until the death. If we wish some transformation of the current situation, we have to add something alternative consciously to our world, it's the only way which we can choose right now. Even though you suspect that the world won't change after all no matter what we try, there's no need to accept our persistent despair. We should take a better way rather than a splendid figure of the ideal, because we are usually unable to endure an excessive gap between a perfect dream and a miserable reality, so that probably such a gap will bring us a serious damage like a mental decease.