simon gramstrup Posted about 2 months ago Keith Chen: Could your language affect your ability to save money? Linguistics is not my area of expertise, so just 3 thoughts: It's afaik very rare - if ever - in natural dynamic systems that two close systems (here, language/thought process) does not influence each other. I saw a documentary where a tribe (somewhere) spoke of past/now/future as curves/valleys in a landscape. I would assume that speaking of -tense in a 2d/3d framework results in a different thought process. http://blog.ted.com/2013/02/19/5-examples-of-how-the-languages-we-speak-can-affect-the-way-we-think/ Speaking purely as a layman, the hypothesis sounds fair..