how much does the culture and society of the country or countries where the language you want to learn is spoken impacts your decision to study it presumably some people study some languages simply because they like how they sound,i can never study a language if i don’t apreciate their society and culture no matter how popular the language is
Well in my case it is usually connected. I learned French many years ago because I liked France as the country, society and culture and as well I liked how French sounded. Later the similar happened with Spanish and Spain and recently with Italian and Italy. I like both these countries as well as the sound of their languages.