RocioDuran1000By: Psychologist Rocío Durán

Learning a new language is really hard. It takes time, practice, effort, and memorizing. Don’t think that it happens over night. As the saying goes: “no pain no gain”. So why get out of your comfort zone? If you already speak a first world language, why learn another? Never mind all those kids from other countries that speak two to five languages and have better jobs than the one you have. If you already have a job, why do you want MORE income?

Another aspect of learning a new language is to meet people from other countries. But if you already have friends, why would you want any more? Don’t waste your time meeting people from outside the USA. It is better to stay at home without the risk of laughing too much, or having too good a time with them.

Let others rule your world. Learning another language will help develop leadership skills. According to the Harvard Business Review blog, learning a new language will help you develop what are called soft skills such as sensitivity to culture or cultural empathy and according to the experts these are the most important skills that leaders need. But don’t worry about that. Just let others rule your world, because being a leader demands too much work. Learning another language will make you smarter so just let the people from other countries, who already know more than one language, lead you. They are already able to do it, so why try? Just remember that you are in the USA and the rest of the world should speak English. That way you don’t have to stress. That way they will lead for you so you don’t even have to think. By the way, how many other countries have you visited in your lifetime?

Why be smarter and have healthy neurons? Did you know that according to a study by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences from Northwestern University, researchers have found that bilingual thinkers have better attention skills because they can think in two or more languages. That also helps them to quickly and easily determine what is and is not relevant, these are great skills that a leader needs. And bilingual people have them.

Being bilingual helps in better planning, problem solving, and performing various other mentally demanding tasks. These processes include switching attention willfully from one thing to another and holding information in mind — like remembering a sequence of directions while driving.” So, being bilingual makes you smarter. But why do that if you are already surviving in life? And speaking two languages can help your neurons stay healthy, which delays dementia or Alzheimer. Why do that? No need, right?

But most importantly, why learn Spanish if you live in Denver? This is the USA, right? Did you know that according to the city of Denver, their population is 31.7 percent Hispanic? And learning Spanish in Denver has never been easier? Did you know that more and more Hispanics are leading the market, creating jobs, and voting? But still, since you are in the USA, don’t worry! You don’t have to learn Spanish, because they are all becoming bilingual. So don’t make any extra effort. No need to. Denver is a really diverse city, and Hispanics are just 31.7% of the population.

Personally, I love that The ShareLingo Project helped me learn and practice English with native speakers. Thanks to their support I learned English. I love being bilingual, smart, and a leader. I’ll take care of you.