Dating private school
For me, this has been true in grad school, baseball practice, watching football on TV—anything, really.
For my daughter, this happens when she’s learning about personification, reciting poetry, and being a good human.
My 4-year-old daughter, for now, is just like them.
And I’ve always found that it’s exponentially more fun, fulfilling, and productive to engage in activities with other people who have "bought in" to whatever they’re doing with the same level of enthusiasm.
They’re just "cool" by default, the opposite of being intrinsically "stoked" or "pumped" (to borrow a few words from their vocabulary) about learning.