Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings.
This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning
a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment.
Kindness is the language which the
deaf can hear and the blind can see.
– Mark Twain
I speak a few words in several different languages — made a point of learning at least how to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ in every country I’ve ever visited. However, the only language in which I can have a philosophical discussion with any fluency is English. I once tried to have a discussion comparing Mexican and American cinema with native Spanish speakers, and found my three years of High School Spanish were painfully inadequate to the task.
Poet Ali takes a radically different view of how many languages we speak, and I found his talk very persuasive. See what you think.