Language Essay

Topics: Sign language, English-language films, Understanding Pages: 4 (987 words) Published: April 15, 2015
Marquise Long
Understanding the importance of language An American author named Oliver Wendell Holmes once stated, “Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.” This quote, itself describes the importance of language as it embraces “growth” as an aspect of it. Language, which is a method of communication used by humans, allows for innovation and progress within the world. For starters, communication is important because it allows one to gain understanding and meaning about the world. Having knowledge about the world you live in is important to conquer everyday task that are essential to living. Factors of living such as getting a job, finding a place to live, and buying forms of transportation, all consist of using communication. Essentially, language is important because it enables one to stand up for themself, explains what an individuals core needs are, and represents the specific region of the world an individual is from. Through the use of language, people are able to interact with each other on a level that promotes understanding in the world.

I had a personal life experience that helped me understand the value within language. The event that expanded my view on the value of language was when I went to France, Europe for my nineteenth birthday. I know its not the ideal teenage birthday get away but I didn’t plan to go because of the beach or site seeing. I went because my girlfriend Tyler was studying abroad there and we have the same birthday August 6. Ironic right? The five years we been together we have yet to be apart on our special day. Tyler was very disappointed in knowing that we could not spend together, she would tell me in every letter and phone call. She would try to convince me to go because I had my passport but never been outside the country. So I was talking to best friend Trey about the situation and he convinced me that we should take the trip. He said...
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