Throughout many years, one of the biggest question in the tech industry is "What is the best programming language to start?". While this is a very opinionated topic, in my opinion, I heavily believe that the best one is the one that suits you the most.
I know, this sounds really stupid, but for real, just have a look at some popular languages out there, see some programs written in them, and just blindly pick the one you see appealing. This is actually a good way to choose your first language, as the one you see interesting at first sight is probably the one that helps you stick with programming for a long run.
In conclusion, just pick the language that you see interesting, don't let some old man scares you :v
Here are the top most popular languages with many great options for you: https://pypl.github.io/PYPL.html