There’s a lot of useful skills you can learn in life.
Some will help you enjoy life, some will help you earn money, some may even keep you out of trouble.
Back in the supposed “good old days,” all you needed to do was to learn trade, get a job, and you were set for life. Show up on time, put in a hard day’s work, and you wouldn’t have much to worry about.
We humans are preprogrammed with enough instincts so we don’t have to worry about much else, once we’ve got our “income stream” all figured out.
But as I’m sure you know, those days are long gone.
You’ve got be nimble, flexible and be able to adapt at a moment’s notice.
When there’s one job opening, and a thousand people apply, it can get pretty scary.
That’s why one of the most crucial skills you can learn in life is how to effectively use your language.
Mark Twain once famously remarked that the difference between people who can’t read and people who don’t read is nothing. Meaning even if you’ve got some mad reading skills, you’re no better that somebody who CAN’T read if you never crack open a book.
Similarly, it doesn’t matter WHAT your skills are, or WHAT you have to offer, either to an employer, a friend, or a potential romantic partner unless you can’t accurately and persuasively illustrate your skills.
After all, potential friends, lovers and employers all have others waiting in line for an opportunity.
Why not give yourself the best chance possible? By making language skills part of your repertoire, you’ll have a much better chance standing out amongst the competition.
Making those opportunities fight over you, instead of the other way around.