A complete archive of all of my posts about culture, with a focus on a philosophical analysis of language and its influence on thinking and identity.
Finding motivation in language learning Todd Neve Of course we would all love to speak another language. But few are willing to commit the time to learn it. Even less are able to stay motivated for the time and effort it takes to become fluent. My own language journey started in school, like everyone else’s. And like almost everyone around me, I bitterly despised those French classes. It felt like I was being forced to learn what I couldn’t possibly hope to achieve without living in France for twenty years. It was not until I was in my gap...read more
This is my second culture post! The other one was about dualistic identities coming from being raised in two culturally distinct environments (a guest post by Ian Liu). This one is about my own experiences as the only Australian in a French (and French-speaking) workplace.——————————————————————— Imagine this: you’re the new guy at work, and it’s your first day. Between being ordered around and abused in a...read more
Hey guys! Today is a special day, marking not only the first guest post to be published on this blog, but also the first culture piece, written by my good friend Ian Liu, with whom I study Law at University. His article provides an interesting and unique insight into life as a young immigrant and coming to terms with having a ‘double identity’. Enjoy!...read more