So I am teaching a 3rd grade Spanish class and I ask my students why they think it is important, useful, advantageous to learn a second language.. or not.
With loads of help and prompting we figured out one could make friends, travel, help people, become smarter; have a heads up in life, etc.
This kid raises his hand, at the tender age of 9 he already has a manly jaw, Beaver hair and waaaay too self confident "above it all" blue eyes and he spits out, without any hint of malice:
"It is important I learn Spanish so I can tell the gardener and maid EXACTLY how I like things done and what they need to do"
I think he had his polo shirt's collar flipped up.
My heart broke a little.