Actually,learning languages open the doors for us to go anywhere in the world.We can communicate with others better and can know their culture and traditions better in their words.Language makes a bridge between people belong to different languages.So it is important to learn the language if we really want to connect ourselves with the rest of the world.
English classes at school is absolutely boring. But one day I saw a poem by Allan Poe, and I just start to get obsessed with the English poetry! And then I think, well, French literature is fabulous too. So, why not. lol
Book with translation contorts its proper meaning all the time. Something need to be understand by ourselves, not be told by the translator.