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Learning languages

Have you ever wondered how many languages are spoken on our planet? 7 099 languages! Yes, that’s right: seven thousand and ninety-nine different languages. Spoken on the same planet, by individuals from the same human race. All with the same ability to learn any of those 7,099 languages. Now, tell me honestly: What was your first thought when you read that number? Did you think of the 7,099 amazing possibilities to access knowledge, philosophies and outlooks on life you never considered before? Or did you see 7,099 obstacles keeping us to communicate with each other? I bet it was more of the latter. Because not long ago, it was also my first feeling. And here’s my point. For too long, we have thought of languages as something that divided us. We accepted the Babel Tower tale and set boundaries between lands where different languages were spoken. And now, here we…

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