Does Speaking Another Language Change How You Think? | Scott H Young
Languages Are Tied To Culture
Culture is a way of perspective and identity, and people speaking the same language immediately bond and form a connection.
If an English speaking person learns Spanish, the underlying culture that emphasises ‘passion’ or ‘enjoying the experience’ is a more important cultural value in the countries who are natively Spanish.
The culture of a certain place may include cuisine, history, music and notable personalities, but language becomes the salt without which the culture is tasteless.
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.