England once fought with Germany to spread their respective influences on American territory, and the German language was set to prevail at a certain point. If it did, then today we would very likely be in a world with German as the common international language.
But human development took a different turn.
Instead, the English branch of culture—which is not far from the German one, but which is more open—became the international one.
At that time, the Germans wished to overpower and enslave others by force. The British, however, planted their own culture and language, expanding in a completely different way.
The English had a softer and more preferable attitude to the world and to the discovery of new lands than the Germans, and English thus prevailed. Due to this difference in approaches, English is closer to being corrected as an international language than German.
Despite the prevalence and spread of German culture throughout Europe, we find that the German language is not used other than in Germany and some nearby countries.
Unlike our past development, however, today’s path to unification will not be through the expansion of nations and languages. Instead, our next form of unification is one that nature is forcing on us, where we become increasingly interconnected and interdependent worldwide.
We are now developing to a critical tipping point where we will need a new method of connecting to each other above nationalities and languages. Without upgrading our attitudes to each other—to positively connect above our differences and divisions—then we will feel our tightening global interdependence as a negative phenomenon that brings us more and more suffering.
I thus hope that we undergo this major transition to new positive, supportive, considerate and encouraging attitudes to each other above our differences sooner rather than later, and realize how much better, harmonious, joyful and peaceful our lives can be.
Based on KabTV’s “I Got a Call. English Language” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on June 2, 2012. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.