Really think'n efficient (slim) persons without unnecessary portions are the best ideal and glamarous? That's definitely not. As "unnecessary things" are the only beginnings, persons with really-needed-skills can do nothing but go along with laid rails.
Upon learning foreign languages, we learn ways how foreign people think: that would be a great spark in our mother land. That's why we learn languages besides English. More languages learnt, more we get learned. Whew... (by reading this article )