I always regarded English as something very hard to learn, something which, once mastered, it can change a person. I viewed being able to use English as a transcendent state. Admittedly it did facilitate my learning process by establishing strong motives. But now I realize it is just a language and nothing more. Even if you have reached the level of native English speaker, the language itself proves to be just a language – a representation of thoughts. The thoughts itself is always more important than the language that represents it, and the only reason we learn English is for communication purposes. As for the reason that changing a language changes how a person thinks, it may just be the supporting environment instead of the properties of the language itself. The language itself does very little, it is the people who use it that truly make the difference.