Throughout human history there have always been barriers that separate people from one another. These barriers include language, religion, race, and they are still as strong as ever whether we like it or not. The language barrier, however, is without a doubt the strongest. If we can not communicate with one another we can’t prevent disputes and come to resolutions. Esperanto is an interesting solution to this problem. If you haven’t heard about Esperanto: it’s an artificial language. It was created by L.L Zamenhof in 1887, making it young relative to other languages. Esperanto’s meant to be a unifier of peoples and eventually a universal language. People all over the globe have decided to learn this language to be able to connect with others half a world away.
To me the idea that people of different nationalities could communicate with one another in a common language means more than an interesting chat. It means that they would be less ignorant of one another’s cultures and willing to accept their differences. It means that they would no longer be complete strangers, and would have something in common instead. Esperanto is certainly not the solution to all of the world’s problems, but it is a way that we can understand each other through communication.
“How good and pleasant it is
when brothers live together in unity!”