“I’m a paradox. I want to be happy, but I think of things that make me sad. I’m lazy, yet I’m ambitious. I don’t like myself, but I also love who I am. I say I don’t care, but I really do. I crave attention, but reject it when it comes my way. I’m a conflicted contradiction. If I can’t figure myself out, there’s no way anyone else has.”—(via sun-se)
Can we throw away that “everyone speaks English in the Netherlands so you don’t have to learn Dutch” mentality?
I’ve had a person literally refuse to speak to me until I spoke Dutch and while that sucks I understand. I live here and need to speak Dutch. Anyone who goes somewhere for an extensive amount of time should have the courtesy to learn the language. Even if they can’t, the arrogant mentality of “everyone speaks English” hinders you.