You wake up one day to a changed world. Everyone seems to be an expert at a very set amount of things. Friends that could never put a tune together, suddenly sang beautifully. Those that had always complained about their math skills were now expert mathematicians. What happened?
A new machine was invented. A machine a la Matrix that can give you access to infinite amounts of information. All you have to do is connect yourself to it and after a few hours you’re able to learn everything you could ever imagine. But there’s a catch, access to this machine is limited. You can only use it one time. No returns, no exchanges. You have to choose wisely.
Now, I’ve given this a lot of thought, and it really made me realize where my priorities lie. The first thought that came to mind when creating this scenario was that I would choose to learn languages. ALL the languages and dialects of the world. The ability to communicate with everyone, anywhere would be amazing. I would be able to meet so many great people and build connections that I would otherwise have never made.
Just learning English when I moved to this country opened so many doors and it was only one language.It has allowed me to go to a school in the U.S. and get a degree, meet and date great people, and has made traveling easier. I’ve also been able to read so many books in their original language. I’ve always believed a book that has been translated is always bound to lose something in the process. Being able to speak every language of the world would make life interesting, that’s for sure.
So how about you? What would you choose? Where do your priorities lie?