posted on Jun, 5 2019 @ 01:20 PM
a reply to: Ligyron
Actually I do understand a bit more Spanish than people realize. Truth be told however, 1) most of the Hispanics speak some English, enough to
navigate the economy and the work place and 2) we (my wife and I) are not really all that out-going socially. Increasingly I see that amongst my
acquaintances of my age group. We find other people to be, generally speaking, boring, repetitive and irritating.
Language aside, the bigger problem in the US at least, (can't speak to the UK or Europe) is cultural, both the overall US culture which fosters and
promotes racial and cross-cultural tensions, and the individual cultures themselves which come largely from a position of being at the outset,
anti-Anglo. And I don't mean anti-Anglo from the standpoint of racism so much as from a cultural perspective. There's a huge difference in the
cultural values that make navigating the Hispanic culture dicey for an Anglo. Its kind of strange for me being an Anglo in a predominantly Hispanic
part of Texas because some of the anti-Anglo "culture" has started to rub off on ME!