Do I Deserve the Things I Have?

I have a reasonable grasp of Spanish and can hold conversations of a respectable degree. On occasion even quite serious conversations. I do this, in part, because my brain is built and structured in a way that’s amenable to linguistic knowledge: I easily pick up phrases, nuances, pronunciation, and grammar structures. More importantly, I find it enjoyable and rewarding to do so.

But I would never have acquired any Spanish had I not

  1. lived in a time and a place where immense productivity, international trade, and technological advancements allowed me…