My familiarity with the language has opened up many doors to amazing parts of the Indian cultural landscape that would have otherwise been inaccessible to me.
You never know where your language will lead you.
Once you open yourself up to learning world languages, they will open you up to the world.
Meeting people and discovering culture through a language will give it a special significance to you.
There isn't a day that goes by where I don't catch myself thinking in another language or remembering vocab words for things that I see!