Passing along the most interesting linguistic theories I have read in quite some time, one that I happen to agree with. Professor Chen's theory of weak FTR languages explains a lot about different cultural attitudes about relating to the future.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21518574 Parsing this theory and riffing on it for FFL, my bet is that being an English-only speaker would not only make it more difficult to plan and save for the future, it would *also* make it more difficult to realize one's enlightenment. The reason is the "future dissociation" that Chen speaks of -- if you cannot imagine the future as a logical extension of the present, you wind up incapable of incorporating a vision of yourself as enlightened *into* the present. It is always something "out there," somewhere/somewhen ELSE, something that can exist only in the future -- which does not even exist, because at every moment only the present exists.