Putting them off for much later is still avoiding them.
And I didn't say put them off for much later either. I said study them in context! I even gave an example. It is not one or the other like you keep on trying to make it.
That's rude and unnecessary.
Assuming that you were not a native speaker was giving you the benefit of the doubt. Otherwise the best explanation for your behavior is a very poor attitude. Because you have behaved the same way over the course of many posts.
I mean this in the most considerate way. I have NEVER heard anyone begin a sentence with, "I hope you don't think...." and followed with something pertinent that didn't sound insulting. The very phrase is an insult and displays the speakers lack of respect to the other. It presumes that the person being talked to is an idiot, and that their words are not worth the effort of critically parsing, so instead the speaker makes a very poor effort at reading or listening and then levels an accusation based on those weak conclusions.
you feel the urge to say to someone those words, "I hope you don't think, I hope you don't mean" you should automatically bite you tongue and save yourself some embarrassment. The words "I hope" is a mental cue from your own subconcious that you did NOT make sufficient effort at understanding, but because you have a poor attitude towards the person you are speaking to, you ignore it and then continue with the accusation.
I also want to point out that most kanji learning books are just a list of kanji and their info, no sentences or context.
This is the child's defense. "But other people do it." I really hope you can do better than that. TJPs advice is to find a good textbook and learn words, use these "Kanji Books" as supplements or as review, not as a primary learning tool.
Text books generally only cover basic kanji(if there's one that covers more, I'd like to here about it).
Sigh, there is a nice little wiki we have with Textbooks listed. In Introduction to Modern Japanese is referenced. It teaches over 1000 kanji. Since the book is designed for teaching to read literature there are many kanji in it that are not even on the educational list. It also teaches name kanji which are not even in the Jouyou list.
And, others have mentioned in posts that you have systematically ignored other textbooks like Kanji in Context, Reading Japanese, and so-on. The Clay's shop sells Minna no Nihongo, Nihongo no Kiso, and others. In short, the only reason you don't know it is because you haven't made even a cursory effort at learning. We have a nice wiki page about Textbooks, If you click on Clays shop and click on Textbooks, you will find lists of books he sells and reviewed.
As I said before, if you are a native speaker, then you need to work on your attitude.