In multicultural societies, especially major cities (trade and transit hubs), shared spaces produce new common language and engender the skill of quick translation. These spaces, filled with people exercising these skills, ultimately become the connective tissue between all the cultural pockets of the society.
In today’s world these spaces and these skills are more and more important to avert the division that seems to happen inherently as cultures rub up against one another. If you’ve become sensitive to the division around you (or potential for it), practice the skills of quick translation and the creation of common language, create spaces where people from multiple cultures can meet, be a force for connection.
We need it now more than ever.