I’m working with the Mozilla Japan folks here in Tokyo this week, and I have the feeling I always have: I’m blown away by people like Gen Kanai & Tristan Nitot (at MozEU) who can do work routinely in more than one language. I deeply respect that ability, and truly wish that I had prioritized language learning earlier in my life. There’s no way to learn everything, of course — and I’m very happy with my knowledge of Latin (and a bit of German), as it’s incredibly useful for understanding English — but the older I get, the more I think that point-of-view is maybe the most critical thing to understand in any situation, and language colors that in ways that are simply fundamental.

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