Language is one of the most influential factors in our society today. During our most recent lab, a quote was presented that went, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart”. I think that how language is used in every situation throughout society will affect the end result of that situation. Language is so powerful, especially when a person learns a language that isn’t their native one. If a person travels to a foreign land and consciously makes the effort to connect to the language and inherently the foreign culture, it will make the native people feel more connected to the person. They will also trust the person more because the foreigner is making an effort to understand and relate to their culture and language even as foreign as it may be. There are many societal affects that connect through sociolinguistics but recently, studies have begun to examine how the expansion of one’s ability to comprehend more than one language will actually affect a person’s brain make up. CNN met Pediatrician Dr. Gwendolyn Delaney who says, “Studies have shown that children exposed to more than one language have greater tissue density in the areas of the brain related to language, memory and attention”. So not only does language have an effect on people and allows people to become more powerful in interactions, but if your parents speak to you in more than one language before the age of 5, your brain may have “greater tissue density in the areas of the brain related to language, memory and attention”. Today’s society is a place where language and culture must be employed more so we will increase our ability to connect to others’ societies and cultures.