Sight before Language
Kim Ki Duk’s films barely have any words. Language is unnecessary.
In the gaining of knowledge, I believe verbal language is inferior to visual. One is visually aware once as a baby opens their eyes, knowledge pours through, ideas are conveyed instantly, faster than language ever could have. Verbal language comes much later.
I think this is the reason my personal history went as so: biking, playing video games, watching films (supplemented with Wikipedia) in college, then living and working in cities, and later, abroad, then finally listening to audiobooks.
[Stopping here. I imagine more thoughts will lead me here again.]