Learn Another Language, & Delight in New Perspectives

As Ernest Hemingway said: “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

Learning something new at any age is improving upon your former self… What is language, and why is it so important to learn more than one? I always wanted to learn a language but frequently found excuses for not having enough time. Using apps like Duolingo can make learning a new language more effortless than ever. The easy intuitive structure of the app makes comprehending a new language fun, and adds a sense of new personal growth. To learn more about Duolingo, just click here.

Most Seniors know that age is not a true determinant of your ability to learn a new skill, and of all things to learn, language deepens our connection to others. While learning a new language is certainly rewarding, the true benefit of language resides in understanding another culture and how we can deepen our integral ability to communicate with others. In our later years, we have collected vast experiences in our life that we should share with our loved ones and also be able to enjoy adding even more to the list! In the end, learning a language is not just so we can talk to and understand others better, but perhaps grow ourselves into more noble people. 

-Atticus Grey