# Correct atitude towards learning

I came here simply to ask what are the good attitudes someone should have towards learning in order to succeed in life. Sometimes I find myself so boring of studying I have to recur myself to strange sources of dopamine. I would like to know what is the correct mind set to succeed. I pretend to learn new words in foreign languages in a quick time but actually sometimes I have the desire to give up. I saw the post of a guy that learning about 350 words a day in German for 6 months, but I am actually very self doubted I could that. When I talk about attitude, I remember how some young females were mischievous towards learning at school and how some males were also that way and now I imagine how it will be their future with that attitude. I want to be as far as different than them, so letâ€™s collect tips. I like something I read from an user of a messenger platform: (adapted)
"What makes a person to learn something is a set of three factors:

1. curiosity
2. will power
3. humility"

Not sure what you mean by â€śmischievous towards learningâ€ť but theyâ€™ll probably do fine.

Canâ€™t you just easily simplify that by saying â€śutilityâ€ť (as in the economic concept of)

Back-of-the-envelope calculation: 35^2=1,250; add two 0s, and divide by 2 (for only half a year) and you get roughly 60k. The average German speaker has an active vocabulary of 12,000 - 16,000 words. What exactly is the point in knowing 5 times as many words as the average native speaker?

https://www.duden.de/sprachwissen/sprachratgeber/Zum-Umfang-des-deutschen-Wortschatzes

WTF?

You saidâ€¦

â€¦so instead of bothering with 350 words a day times six months (i.e., half a year) just do 350 * 1 year divided by 2; however, instead of 365 for the year use 350 instead you can easily square* the 350 (number of words as well as number of days).

cf. 350*6*30=63,000 (assuming the average month is 30 days)

*I donâ€™t know the square of 350, but I do know the square of 35; then I just add two 0s to make up for it.

Question remains:

Expressivity. By the way, I suppose you understood I want to do that by what I have written with a language, in specific, German, but I did not state that. I just used the pal example to say how my aspirations are.

365630=3651230/2.

Do you mean multiply?

I have to confess I felt that comment is weird. Do you have autism?

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Basic numeracy skills as an indicator for autism? Seriously?

I didnâ€™t say 365; I said 350 times. Referring to the number of words. I also didnâ€™t say times 12 months of 30 days each divided by 2; I said 1 year divided by 2. Now why am I doing this? We got

• 350 words per day
• 365 days per year
• 6 months = 1 year / 2

and I want to know the number of words this person has learned in 6 months, so:

{{350 {words\over day}*365{days\over year}}\over 2}={\color{red}x\ words \over 6\ months}

I hope youâ€™re still with me thus farâ€¦ if not, probably more an ADHD issue on your end rather than anything to do with autism.

No, I do mean â€śsquareâ€ť because multiplying the same number (i.e., squaring) is faster than multiplying two numbers that are not the same. Given that I have 350 and 365 my options are:

• 350^2 as my lower bound
• 365^2 as my upper bound
• 360^2 as more middle-ish

365 is out because both 360 and 350 allow me do drop the trailing zero for the next step. Even though 360 would be a closer estimate, Iâ€™ll go with 35 instead of 36, simply because it ends in a â€ś5â€ť which makes squaring super easy.

â€¦and since I really wanted to do 350*350 and not just 35*35, Iâ€™ll add â€ś00â€ť to the end for 122,500 as the number of words per year. Still going for an estimate only, so make that 120k and divide that by 2 to get the number of words learned in 6 months.

{120k\over 2}=\color{red}{60k}

Now, if you know what youâ€™re doingâ€¦ you just look at the claim of roughly 350 words per day and knowing that a year is 365 daysâ€¦ do the left hand side of 35^2, so just 3*4=12, half it for 6, and doneâ€¦ add back the precision by shifting the decimal point 4 to the right for 60,000

Pretty basic high school math if you ask meâ€¦

I was wondering what was the necessity of explaining that math game. It sounds like (exaggerating): (Ignore the math because the forum algorithm ignored my multiplication symbols).
125000=556/62/24/82/251210000+(2000/4)+(90(10/2))(24+2)