Dear English language learners, about learning English. I watch your postings on HelloTalk and other places. The ways you try to understand and grow with each new word or lesson. That is wonderful to see, as you enjoy both the English language and the culture.
I can see how excited you are
But, I have a favor I want to ask of you. And this I feel is important for you to remember. Please do not change your culture to fit into the Western society. There will be pressure all around for you to do that. Saying that the Western ways and thoughts are better. That is not true, I find each new culture I learn about is special. And i do not want it lost to the selfishness I see in the West.
So learn English not to change into more Western in thoughts and actions. But so that you can than show me and the other English speakers how beautiful your culture is. And why we need to understand the world beyond our English speaking ways more. As anyone that as only lived in English speaking countries have had the smallest of views of how beautiful other cultures are.
A native English speaker
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