Does Speaking Another Language Change How You Think? | Scott H Young
Language And The Way We Think
Language is a literal and linguistic tool that many believe is a fundamental basis of the way we think. Some have hypothesized (like the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis) that many languages do not have room for certain thought patterns, and are able to alter our thoughts.
The underlying logic is just because there is no word in a certain language to express something, people who speak the language will not be able to think it, and if they learn a different language, new words and phrases are learned, leading to new ways of thinking.
An argument for not trying to please people: You should never work on something with the sole purpose of adding it to your resume.
The benefit of this outlook is it makes you highly independent. Satisfaction comes from within, not from other's opinions of you.
The downside is that you need to deal with people. Trying not to please people might isolate you and your ideas. You might need to get a degree if your dream job requires a degree, even if the degree itself is worthless.