The analyst is trying to convince me to teach Klara Russian.
“This will help her feel more comfortable with people from other cultures!” he says.
“I don’t care about that, though,” I explain.
“She will grow up to be more tolerant!”
“I don’t care about that either.”
“Her academic achievement will be a lot higher if she speaks another language.”
“She’s a genius already, so whatever.”
“She will be able to read Russian literature in the original!”
“I think the literature is worthless and the culture is crap.”
“She’ll feel really superior to other kids if she can speak an exotic language.”
“Hah! OK, now you are talking. I’ll start teaching her today.”