Languages are perhaps the most obvious divides between cultures. People don't speak the same language and therefore there is a void of understanding. But if the Americans and Brits can't agree on the pronunciation of the same language,then what hope is there?
How to sum this up in one easy sentence?
If you don't have a common basis for communication with another person you'll not be able to find the common ground you share and, thus, further share your cultures and societies.
There's no excuse for this in a modern world of translators and such.
Well, if you speak the same language as another person, you can talk to them. If you can talk to them, you can make arrangements with them, share stories, experience and come together as a people thus creating a society and a culture.
Okay, naturally, languages evolve and move as time dictates. However, I detest the language of text messages. Someone kept saying "thx" instead of "thanks" to me the other day. That really annoying me.
Just stop being lazy.