In your opinion, does this make me a poser?

I was once accused of being a "poser" and a "wannabe" because I want to learn German and I am ethnically German. My family came to the USA relatively recently (I.E. I still have family living in Germany and 3/4 of my grandparents came from Germany/Austria). In your opinion, does attempting to... show more I was once accused of being a "poser" and a "wannabe" because I want to learn German and I am ethnically German. My family came to the USA relatively recently (I.E. I still have family living in Germany and 3/4 of my grandparents came from Germany/Austria).

In your opinion, does attempting to learn a language to connect to your ethnic roots make you a poser/wannabe?
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