posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 11:18 AM
I've often wondered about the homogenization of language in a one world government. There are predictions and prophecies about one currency, one
faith, and unless I'm remembering incorrectly one language. I always assumed it would be English or a hybrid of English since so many countries use
English and even now major non-english speaking nations like China have a large English speaking population. However I have begun to believe that in
order to completely break the sovereign nation mindset of Americans and make us more willing to be ruled by a foreign power, our language couldn't be
the one used. How many times have you heard, "why should I have to press 1 for English", or "you're in America, learn the language" even though
there is no official language of the US.
With that introduction the reason for this post is the following article. I would like to hear your thoughts and please since I don't know most of
you, could you say whether or not you are in the US.
Without further ado here is the article and a few snippets from it.
"It is a controversial theory which has been given some weight by new findings from a Yale University behavioural economist, Keith Chen.
Prof Chen says his research proves that the grammar of the language we speak affects both our finances and our health.
Bluntly, he says, if you speak English you are likely to save less for your old age, smoke more and get less exercise than if you speak a language
like Mandarin, Yoruba or Malay."
"In his research paper, he says that compared to speakers of languages which use a future tense, speakers of languages with no real future tense
Likely to have saved 39% more by the time they retire
31% more likely to save in a year
24% less likely to smoke
29% more likely to be physically active
13% less likely to be obese