Learning a language is a popular bucket list item.
Do you know why?
I would start by telling you that if you know a foreign language, you can travel to that foreign land and even work there and construct your life there. Like if you learn French, you can go to South America, Mexico, Spain, France, and even parts of Switzerland.
You would say that even if I don’t know a language, I can visit any country. So, taking you to the larger picture.
Language is the brain of its culture. It integrates us with its people, their thoughts and beliefs, their religion and festivals, their literature and movies, their jokes, and routine lives.
It makes us understand who they are.
After landing in Chile — the land of notoriously bad Spanish — I had started conversing in Spanish in a couple of weeks. I continued feeling like a foreigner but as I started understanding more Spanish, I got integrated into the lives of the people around me.
Once you know more than one language, your ability to learn another language is even higher; you are aware of more sounds, twists, and turns of the tongue, alphabets, words, and ideas. But most importantly, you develop the ability to switch your thoughts into a different language as soon as someone starts speaking it. You become smarter.
Hell, Homo Sapiens could coordinate and overpower the entire world of animal species, in their own habitat, with the power of language and myths and stories.
Got enough reasons to learn a foreign language?