For those people who focus on the unpleasant points and are thus negative about language learning, he makes an analogy with making an introduction (p. 23):
I am going to introduce you to a friend of mine, but I tell you a bit about him first. Just before I introduce you, I say that he hates children, is opinionated, he farts when he's nervous and has a really annoying laugh.Are there really people who fart when they're nervous? Job interviews must be fun for them (and the interviewers).
For those of you looking to complain your way to fluency, Benny has some advice for you (p. 31):
I promise you, no amount of complaining will ever bring you closer to fluency. It's a pity it doesn't, because a lot of people are excellent complainers.Actually, come to think of it, you could complain your way to fluency—provided that you do it in the target language. So, complainers, why don't you go ahead and complain about Benny's poor advice on complaining… in your target language?
When telling people to write a blog about their language learning, Benny says (p. 51):
[T]hink of an interesting name for the blog (based on the language objective – this isn't a space to share Youtube cat videos!)…Ah, but Benny, if my langauge-learning objective is to share the cutest-wootest cats with the speakers of my target language, it could be a place to share YouTube cat videos!
This blog, in any case, is a space to share YouTube cat videos.