“Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For anyone who is searching for a hobby, may I suggest one? Learn a language. Although I’m not an expert in any language, my continuous fascination stems from a deep place. I had recently enrolled in a Farsi class, although I predicted it would be a major challenge, I was pleasantly surprised, it was much easier then expected. Luckily, my proficiency in Urdu, which is the spoken language in Pakistan, which is also very similar to Hindi, also has a lot of similarities to Farsi. In addition, 60 percent of words in Farsi are related to Arabic. Not to mention, there are similar words that are found in the French language. All of these languages are inter-connected.
The benefit of learning a new language is that it broadens one’s mind and range of communication. But another under-rated benefit would have to be receiving proof of the Global Culture phenomena.
It’s really amazing. Take a moment to think about how languages developed. They all developed through a simultaneous phenomena. Indisputably, it’s all based on individuals trying to communicate their wants, needs, and thoughts. These interactions create(d) nations and tribes- honored and passed down from generation to generation. Till this day, these nations and tribes interact with one another, inspiring one another to advance in knowledge, language, and way of life.