As we approach the 21st century and as the idea of a "global village" is fast becoming a reality, it is vital that we enlarge our worldview and reach an understanding of, and appreciation for, the cultures of the other peoples who share the planet with us.
As cultural beings, we are raised with an certain way of giving order to the world around us. Very soon, these "cultural filters," which allow us to make
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in international relations, governance, organization ), and values (respect, tolerance, mutualism ) are unsurpassed.
Learning a language can liberate the individual from the solipsistic confines of the monolingual view with its attendant parochialism. It can expand horizons, stimulate the mind, feed curiosity, provide opportunities for employment, travel and entertainment, enhance co-operation among neighbors and build tolerance among peoples. At this particular juncture in the history of this nation, Spanish is the smart choice for the smart citizen