Should one learn a "rare" language even if you might not actually use it for a long time?
I'm learning romanian because I'm very very curious of their literature after reading Cioran and Eliade, and since it's hard to get those books in my native language (spanish), well that's why. But besides from literature, why would anyone learn a "rare" language?
I'm from Mexico btw. I accept suggestions on more romanian authors btw :)
People learn languages for all kinds of different reasons. I don't think there's anything wrong with learning one just for the literature.
As much as I would love to travel at some point in the future, I currently have no use for learning any language aside from literature. Being able to read in another language is enough for me to want to learn it, though. After all, I also have no 'use' for playing video games. Having a hobby that you enjoy is important for well-being, whatever it is.
That being said, I can't find books in Romanian either, not even on amazon :(
Good point, I am starting up here with romanian because I like the language, but I'll probably never use this knowledge, maybe one day I will travel to Romania and Moldavia and it will pay off. I guess we can't be sure of nothing, and this is much better than watch tv or loosing time with something else. I'm from Brazil.