Reaching the world

“The world is flat”, “The world knows no boundaries”, “Everyone is connected”, etc.

While this is all very true, humans still use approximately 6,000 languages to get about their daily lives and while many people “speak” English, today’s de facto lingua franca, the vast majority of humans always feel more comfortable speaking their own native-language. How do I know? I have traveled and lived in many countries on several continents and you should really keep in mind that a lot of people can’t really communicate more than basic ideas or conduct simple business in English when it is not their mother-tongue with nuance and subtlety flying out of the window most of the time.