Just watch this interesting TED talk about the link between your propensity to save and the language you speak. I have never learned a language that didn't have very distinct past, present, and future tenses. I have always been interested in linguistics, and this is no exception. If this guy is correct, it will be interesting to see how he would go about helping people think about the future differently, or if it is even possible without completely changing our language. Really makes you think. . .