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The energy which is expended in mere thinking, talking or writing is like the steam which escapes through the whistle of the railway engine. The whistle makes a noise, and is even interesting, but it cannot drive the engine. No amount of whistling can move the engine forward. The steam has to be harnessed and used intelligently in order that it may actually take the engine to its destination.
Meher Baba

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  1. I like the quote, Ben, but my question is, in terms of language acquisition, what are the parallels there? What would be the parallel of the engine, the steam, and the harnessing?
    I suppose we could say the destination would be fluency, right?
    The whistling could be, what? Textbook-driven instruction? Teaching the grammar rules instead of TPRS?

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