Adam was given the power to name things; that is, he, as well as human beings after him, could devise a word to signify some reality. Thus we have language. Learning a new word can make us aware of truths and feelings that we otherwise might have missed.
Some languages have words for things that others don’t. These “untranslatable words” often name things that need naming. For example, the Yiddish word “kvell” means ““to glow with pride and happiness at the success of others (often family members).'” The Georgian word “shemomedjamo” means eating even though you are full because it tastes so good. The German “Fernweh” means feeling homesick for a place you’ve never been to. The German “Verschlimmbessern” means making something worse by trying to improve it.
We should start using some of these and thus bring them into English. After the jump, links to these and lots more.