How learning Languages ruined my Life

The privilege unashamedly highlighted on the title by themselves. What kind of results do you think you would get from searching “brown guy learning English so he could move to UK”?

Learning a new language is like wearing glasses for the first time.

“As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.”

— Albert Einstein

Ghanaians gives meaning to all of President Addo’s fabrics for COVID-19 addresses

“Some people labor under the impression that their language is superior to all others. This makes no sense. The aspects of superiority are known: things are superior either by the work they do or by selection. But languages do not actually do work, and there is no scriptural testimony about the preference of one language over another. The Almighty says: “We have not sent a prophet except using the language of his community so he can explain things to them”, and also: “We revealed it only in your language in order that they may remember it”. With these words God informs us that He only revealed the Qur’ān in Arabic to make the Prophet’s community understand the message. Here, Galen was in error when he said: “Greek is the most superior language, because other languages resemble the barking of dogs or the croaking of frogs”. This is ignorant hokum. Anyone who hears a foreign language he does not understand regards it in the same way as Galen does other languages.”

— Ibn Ḥazm

You become part of the tribe

Bengali Poetry on a friends shirt.

A sense of citizenship and of critical awareness allows you to see the whole of human history as common enterprise, and not as a kind of Darwinian race for domination and supremacy. Cultures are neither commodities nor can they be owned like cars or shoes. They are in a state of continuing development and dynamic change, as well as maintaining constant interactions with other cultures.

Black ‘Abaya’ attributed to Muslim women were also part of many cultures around the world, such as in Sardinia (Italy), Austria or Japan as early as the 20th century.

The Beauty in the new burden

O humanity! Indeed, We created you from a male and a female, and made you into peoples and tribes so that you may ˹get to˺ know one another. Surely the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous among you. Allah is truly All-Knowing, All-Aware — 49:13

The first language that a person should learn is ‘sweet language ’.

— Barış Manço



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