The Concept of “Sprachgefuehl”

That’s a German word. And it’s deep.

Literally translated, “Sprachgefuehl” means “feeling for language”. In practical terms it would mean / entail achieving fluency in any language by getting a feel for its structure.

Life has a language.

Everything that makes up life has its own micro-language. All the micros add up to the macro.

Most of the time, we are stuck in the micro. We learn many micro-languages. With some, we experience difficulty. Ultimately, either we swim or we abandon the micro-cause.

Learning and expertise of these micro-languages makes up life for us as a whole. In our current multi-tasking scenario, flexibility and efficiency is required. To tackle this, there’s no better concept to implement than the concept of “Sprachgefuehl”.

Sprachgefuehl involves plunging in, as in immersing oneself into the thick of things without bothering about formal training. For a limited period, one takes in an overdoze of the micro-language. The idea is to allow one’s system to start speaking the language on auto-pilot. If there’s danger of sinking, one can always abort, but, as another German saying goes, “what doesn’t kill only toughens u up”.

The learning process is enhanced by one’s mistakes. Because of not adhering to boring, attention-deficit causing formal rules, many mistakes are made. Believe me, these very mistakes are your best teachers. The learning they impart is priceless and irreplaceable.

Why am I going on and on about this?

What does this have to do with the markets?

In fact, everything.

Sprachgefuehl involves getting into the Zone to be able to anticipate the movement and structure of a language.

Getting into the Zone is what its all about. We are able to reap profits from Mrs. Market because we are able to get into the Zone. If we lose that ability, Mrs. Market manhandles us. Period.

Sprachgefuehl keeps our instincts sharp. It’s great Zone-practice. Whatever you are doing in life, you can use this concept for entry into and proficiency at life in the Zone.

With that, any kind of market-play will also come naturally to you.

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