“Learning Japanese is hard. You should just give up and quit now. Don’t even try it.” – That’s what they often say if you ask a cynic about trying to learn the Japanese language. They may have even studied the language for years and made little progress, and are advising you against the same mistakes they made.
But learning Japanese is easy. It’s likely they simply studied wrong. What’s that? You can study wrong? Yes! It’s very easy to study the wrong way!