Alone, in the middle of a silent street, Frau Troffea began to dance. It was July of 1518 in Strasbourg, France, when for no reason, Troffea started to dance. Not long after, bewildered neighbors came to watch. Even stranger, Troffea’s silent dancing was joined by first one neighbor and then another. Their dancing was bizarre, and their faces were expressionless.
The message for me is being comfortable looking foolish is a path to greater freedom and happiness in your life. This is especially important for language learners, because everyone makes mistakes and everyone looks foolish sometimes. The people who are comfortable with those mistakes, and don’t care what other people think, are the ones who will learn the fastest.