The best thing about studying on your own

I suddenly said to my wife over breakfast this morning. “You know the best thing about studying anything on your own?”

My wife has recently developed a keen interest in piano but refuses to take a teacher. She just plays what she wants when she wants. She replied. “The best thing is that you go at your own pace and do what you want.”

“Exactly”, I said. I have been at Russian for close to two weeks, getting in a few hours here and there and listening in my car and while jogging. I am undoubtedly much further ahead than if I were on some teacher’s schedule. And I am referring to a one on one teacher. If it were a classroom with 15 or 20 students I would be nowhere. I would be waiting for the teacher to tell me what to do.

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