BGM: Genesis - Land of Confusion
From today, I had to start this year's work. This morning, I started reading Viorica Marian's book "The Power of Language." This book tells us how the "multilingual" people can have their smarter, greater brains. Indeed, I need to read the "second opinion" against this book to look at the fact more clearer. But I've got interested certainly in the content this author tells.
This book tells us that to learn another language can enrich/activate our brains. That action of learning is like to have another soul in our minds. TBH, I don't want to "overrate" the people who are so-called "polyglots" because to learn languages could depend on the person's talent (at least, partly.) Therefore, in my opinion, it is indeed a marvelous result of work. But also, I need to handle with care.
I look back at my past days... TBH, I wasn't a good student who had studied anything in schools diligently. Of course, It could contain learning English. But... I remember that it was when I was 40. I got a comment from a friend, who praised my English as clear and great. Since then, I decided to learn English as diligently as I can. And now, I am finding that this Marian's book's opinion is certainly right. Although it is just within my impression, I can feel that I can get extrovert when I start using English (or I can say I actually can become a more positive, cheerful one.) Oh, this book surely suggests a good opportunity to learn English...
At the dinner time, I heard that there had been a big earthquake in somewhere in Japan. Though I was alright (I live in a town distant from the point that had happened,) I thought I need to stay calm, not having any panic state. I decided not sharing anything too easily, rapidly. Just believe what I can see, hear, or feel actually. And also, I feel that even though in this emergency state, there must be many workers (yes, their works are really "essential") who are trying to save many people's peaceful daily life. I really respect them.