Why you should learn a language
Languages are powerful things. They can help shape who you are and can turn you into a better, wiser person. As quoted by Fred Frith "You can't speak a language fluently until you find out who you are in that language, and that has as much to do with your body as it does with vocabulary and grammar. This quote means a lot to me and helps me understand why it is so important to know and understand a second language.
I learn Russian so I can feel included with a new group. On the internet, English is sort of a universal language, but Russian is prevalent on many gaming forums, sometimes even having their own forum categories. There's a whole RUnet to be explored and each new word I learn allows me to dive deeper into those waters.