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QW 031612 “Because it’s our path”

“Since you asked…” is one of my favorite Slate series. Every response composed by Cary Tennis is plainly written without diluting what he has to say, but rather its simplicity intensifies and impresses his sincere message to a letter writer. The article posted today is just as good as it’s always been.The honest account by the letter writer contains so many sentences that I’d like to emulate as an English learner who wished to be a better writer. For instance:
“But it didn’t stop me loathing and denigrating every success my friends achieved, continuing to wound myself in the shadows, and creating a host of psychological demons who, even today, like to give me a call once every few months just to let me know they haven’t forgotten me.”
loathe: feel intense dislike or disgust for
denigrate: criticize unfairly; disparage

Isn’t this one of the thoughts that anybody has had once, twice, or more often than that, and would really like to let it go off themselves? Above all I like the phrase “continue to wound myself in the shadows”. It’s descriptive yet poetic.

From the Cary’s response this is the part I liked:
Not all our explorations of the spirit deserve to be hung on a stranger’s wall. That’s not why we’re doing it. We’re not doing it for that stranger’s approval. We’re doing it because it’s our path. And what is it a path to? That’s nobody’s business frankly. It’s a path.

My adaptation would be like:
Not all our efforts for English learning deserve our English learning friends’ attention and support. That’s not why we’re learning English. We’re not learning English for that others’ approval. We’re learning English because it’s our path. And what is it a path to? That’s nobody’s business frankly. It’s a path.

(40 minutes / 301 words)

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