I have heard many of my friends asking me this same question. The answer is that C/C++ is the very much a base to most of popular programming languages. It also provides you the tools that many languages won’t, the tools are
- you can directly write assembly code in C.
- speed and pointers.
- ability to target individual platforms.
- segmentation faults.
And don’t be thinking for so much time abut which language to learn and how to learn. do whatever seems best for that exact situation.