If you had the extra time to cultivate one specific talent or hobby, what would it be? Why does it interest you?
My answer will change every time i think about this question. Today i will say that i would love to able to communicate in a second language (Chinese? Navajo?, Spanish?) I am not good at languages. After seven years i could just barely pass a language test for my masters degree. I feel that a person who speaks one language has a very limited, closed off perspective on the world. He thinks, dreams, perceives in only one way. He is like a person with only one eye and the vision of that eye is glazed over by experiences and prejudices. Of the hundreds of thousands of human languages that must have existed, a few thousand are still around. Each one of those languages offers its speakers a unique way of looking at the world -- a unique world. I would love to be able to see the world through the eyes of a non-English speaking person.