Loving Haikyuu!! so far!! I didn’t think I’ll be that into a sports anime (given my lack of interest in any) but this is SO GOOD. I even like it better than Kuroko no Basuke, where season 1 and 2 were pretty good but everyone’s abilities is so out of the world (lol the ZONE).
Came across this one quote which is LOVE.
Rough translation: To start anything, you don’t need “unwavering resolve” or “noble aims”. Something that you started when you let nature takes its course will slowly become something important to you. To start, you just need a bit of curiosity.
Okay, ignore the bad translation.
But I so agree with this. The answer to “Why did you start doing xx?” or “Why made you interested in this?” etc doesn’t have to be something amazing. It doesn’t have to be a well-thought out answer just to prove that you have some mad planning skills for your future or that you weighed the benefits and costs before you embark on it. You just need to have some interest in it and to be curious enough to start learning more.
I think it’s the same with foreign languages. You don’t need some lofty aims (eg. I predict that XX country would be big in the future and I want to learn XX so that I can do business there in the future) to start. You may have started it to understand what your idol is saying, or you may have an interest in the cuisine. Or maybe you like how it sounds. Or maybe you were just bored and looking for a new challenge. Or maybe it’s just a random decision.
If that initial spark of something continues, it will build up. One day, without realising it, it has become something important to you.