Rawlings was voted the most linguistic youth in England in 2012
having been tested in 11 languages being under 20 years old. Now he
Workshops which helps people interested in learning lots
of languages do this more effectively.
In this episode we talk about the language learning process and how
he got started with this addiction. After realizing that other
languages existed when he was young, he saw how useful they were
while growing up in London around many different languages. He
thought he was strange until being showcased in a BBC video about his abilities and that is how he
found the polyglot community. Now he no longer thinks he is
strange. We then talk about what it actually means to speak a
language and the differences between 'functional' and 'fluency.' We
then talk about how travel makes you reexamine your cultural
Can travel be more than just a fun thing to do? Could it also provide some benefit and learning experiences later in life? I have always thought this and this is why I have relentlessly travelled the world and now have been to over 80 countries. I have always thought that I was planting the seeds of wisdom while in faraway lands. Through experiences with foreign people, cultures, concepts, and ways of doing things I learned much more than anything I could've done while at home. I interview amazing guests, bestselling authors, scientists, successful business people, dating experts, travel junkies, polyglots (people who speak more than 3 languages), and anybody who I think is interesting for the growth of our listeners and I as people. I think by doing this we can plant the seeds of wisdom which will ultimately lead to our success in career, business, money, relationships, self-worth, and generally being a more well-rounded person. But it requires you to be active making this happen. What do you think?