Don’t learn a foreign language

Unless you really need to. This is less likely than you think.

Want some cultural insight? Go and find people in your own country who are different to you. Especially people who have less money than you.

Still have some free time? Learn a musical instrument or something. No one gets invited to parties because they speak four languages, but they’ll love you if you can play guitar like Newton Faulkner. Or do backflips on a trampoline.

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Author: Stuart Hughes

Twenty-something from the hills and vales of Wales, grappling with the logistics of becoming a little more cosmopolitan.