This Ted x talk describes the experience of trying to learn and immerse yourself in the Irish language. It shares relatable insights for anyone with experience of learning a second language. The main point is, we’ll never reach ‘perfection’, because it is a concept that doesn’t exist. Or we at least need to change our perception of what ‘perfection’ is. Therefore, if you want to speak Irish, English, Mandarin, French etc, just do it and forget about the embarrassment. We all feel the same and we can gain so much from challenging ourselves.