I think our careers sort of require of us to be curious about foreign vocabulary. No need to be fluent or entirely proficient, however it sure helps and makes getting around a lot more interesting. It's easy to sit on the bench and say, ...why do I have to put an extra effort to learn another language ? The way I see it, it just opens up a whole world of possibilities. Now imagine taking a french class or a spanish class and being able to add that to your resume. It might not seal the deal, but it can't hurt.
“We Americans are reluctant to learn a foreign language of our own species, let alone another species. But imagine the possibilities. Imagine the access we would have to different perspectives, the things we might see through other eyes, the wisdom that surrounds us. We don’t have to figure out everything by ourselves: there are intelligences other than our own, teachers all around us.''
― Robin Wall Kimmerer,