Originally Posted by Rojo
A friend of mine suggested that you can learn an instrument or another language, but you have to pick. I thought that's awfully limiting.
Your friend has it backwards, at least in reference to youth. You can learn both, but it's much better to start young. And studies in the last few years have shown that they feed each other, i.e., if you learn an instrument when you're young, you're more likely to be able to pick up on another language much more easily.