Not all people are well versed in history. In fact, most people are just relying on hearsay or whatever other people are telling them. In the past, studying history was such a chore, even among students. It is a subject which feels so pointless that most students would doze off until the last bell tolls. However, most teens of yesterday that were too disinterested about history are growing more interested in it today. And this is all thanks to the exposure they have with the internet, films, novels, and even video games. Many video games these days are based off from history and they make it very engaging for players to learn about what happened in the past. While most of its depiction are inaccurate, it has sparked an interest of today’s generation and encourage to search deeper about history.
For others that are not interested in video games will find it quite difficult to grasp the idea of how important it is to learn about history. If you want to take the first step in learning history, what you need to ask yourself first is knowing the reason behind how important it is to learn about history.
It grounds you on your roots.
History will always remain as an interesting and important field to study since it grounds each and every person into their roots. Cultural, national and ethnic identity is very real and studying history of home countries, hometowns and other associated regions will give you a deeper understanding and more meaningful insight regarding the ancestral pasts and how people have made it where they are today. A lot of people feel like they want this sense of cultural belonging in which it is something that studying the roots and even embracing both modern and traditional variants of one’s respective culture will provide. One of the most amazing aspects of embracing an identity is sharing traditions, philosophies, and qualities of a culture with other people and celebrating its differences and overlaps.
Studying history also provide people the insight in why certain culture does some things and all of it has something to do with the past. The past has helped shaped the culture that many people know today.
History helps people understand change.
History continues to document the past of the people. It doesn’t matter whether they are grave mistakes or great triumphs. It is a timeline filled with tragedies and victories. When your exam the chain of events, and how a single occurrence so small can lead to countless and invaluable incidents. There are also times when it can be devastating to a fault, thus people see the nature of what change can do.
History shows patterns of the past.
Another way that makes people learn about history is that to understand the patterns that are evident in the timeline. The saying “history repeats itself” holds true here, and when you find it so common in other places, you will be able to find reasons to avoid them. But no matter how much people try to avoid it, it seems what happened in history repeats over and over again.