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What are the benefits of using Polymorphism 'in the real world' - as opposed to not using it? [duplicate]

I understand what Polymorphism is, but since I only ever programmed in Java and 'dived' pretty quickly into OOP, I'm having a hard time understanding exactly what it's benefits are (and I feel the ...
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Would learning any natural language in particular further your programming career? [closed]

It seems apparent that English is the dominant international language for programming based on previous P.SE questions (though a highly upvoted comment correctly points out that asking a question like ...