The Benefits of Not Learning Dutch

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Aside from the obvious effort required in learning a language I was wondering to myself why I’m so happy over here. I wonder if it’s not just being at Knowmads. Not just being in a new place with new people (who are lovely by the way). There is something entirely joyful about not being bombarded with The News. It can’t bring you down with tales of famine, recession and war if you don’t have a clue what they’re saying. All that horrible shit that happens around the world that you can have absolutely no effect on , sitting in your little cafe, latte in hand, remains unknown. The only thing to worry about is your own little sphere, which you do anyway but now you can really pay attention.
They can print it bigger, scream it louder, I still won’t hear them, I’ll still be smiling.

Fuck the news.
Love the news in Dutch. 

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Marianne says:

    And if you’d wish to converse with the locals in their natural habitat and language, there’s always this: http://www.fluentin3months.com/dutch-mission/
    :p

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