Life is hard for native lingua francans learning new languages. But why do they do it at all?

An interesting blog entry ( by  ) about why native English speakers learn foreign languages

“I believe that by reaching out and learning another peoples’ language, I’m increasing the net empathy of the human race. I’m taking off my shoes and trying on yours so that one less person thinks their shoes are the truth. By learning a language, we’re making humans care about each other, one word at a time.”

http://blogs.transparent.com/language-news/2017/06/05/the-curse-of-the-lingua-franca/

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