What Everyone Can Learn From Hollywood's Favorite Star, Jackie Chan

What Everyone Can Learn From Hollywood's Favorite Star, Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan is the first ever Chinese actor in Hollywood to win the award, and I was so thrilled to see him win it. Chan’s story symbolizes the power of grit and how far your dreams can take you if you never give up.

In pursuit of his dream, Jackie Chan worked tirelessly to learn a new language, a skill that ultimately helped his career flourish and reach new heights in Hollywood.

It is a wonderful story of triumph and proves that learning a foreign language can open so many doors you never thought could open.

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What I Know For Sure: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Would Have Wanted You Fluent

What I Know For Sure: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Would Have Wanted You Fluent

In his 1959 essay in Ebony Magazine titled “My Trip To The Land of Ghandi,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote:

“For a long time I had wanted to take a trip to India. Even as a child the entire Orient held a strange fascination for me-the elephants, the tigers, the temples, the snake charmers and all the other storybook characters.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was also fascinated by the sheer vastness of our world and how much more of it there was to explore.

When we learn a foreign language, we are no longer limited to the boundaries of our community or neighborhood. It’s one way that we experience oneness within a seemingly segregated world.

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