Being bilingual or multi-lingual is valuable. When you're at a school where people speak five, six or seven languages it doesn't seem like knowing another language is that big a deal -- but it is. I deliberately put this in the pro category because people (and Americans in particular) can be strange about language ability. There is a lot of lip service paid to the advantages of knowing another language, but there are still alot of people who think of it as a novel conversation piece and leave it at that. Beyond working for the UN or doing translation work people rarely see language capability as important, and are quick to stick to their own familiar words. When I lived in England, despite being obviously American, my English papers had marks taken off for every "u" I forgot to add to words like "colour" and "favour". Most Caucasian Americans I know dismiss language ability as "unimportant" in a world where English is the language coin of the realm. Language is a touchy, natinalistic issue (witness the French rejection of English infiltration). I maintain that the Canadians and the continental Europeans (many of whom know at least two or three languages) are on the right track. Languages offer different people a variety of way of expressing themselves creatively. Who wants only one kind of art? Why would we want only one kind of language?
 T. Dos Santos, “The Structure of Dependence,” American Economic Review , 40 (1970): 231 quoted in B. R. Tomlinson, What was the Third World?” Journal of Contemporary History 38 (2003): 311.
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Perched like a fly on this Yosemite dome, I gaze and sketch and bask, oftentimes settling down into dumb admiration without definite hope of ever learning much, yet with the longing, unresting effort that lies at the door of hope, humbly prostrate before the vast display of God’s power, and eager to offer self-denial and renunciation with eternal toil to learn any lesson in the divine manuscript. ( 17 )