Understanding the importance of history in a person’s life


Whenever some hear about history, the majority of people think of boring classrooms and lectures. Everybody feels that history is useless and it doesn’t affect much in a person’s life. Some think that learning about history and historical events is a waste of time. Some even strongly suggest people not indulge in history and learn things necessary for life like science and technology. But the reality is very different, history as important as mathematics or science. A person should know about their past and know all the important things in their country or their region. This is something that gives a person identity and personality. The importance of history can not be described in a word, but a person can it through examples.

Identity crisis:

If a person is asked from which country they are originally from, for example. It will be very simple to respond to that question; based on their ethnicity, an individual may simply state that they are Indian or American. But what happens when an individual starts worrying about their identity? What, for example, is the concept of India? What is America? And that is where heritage comes into play; it is the total of all the feelings, past incidents, and stories that have occurred in a nation. So, if you’re ever in confusion about their life, a person should dig and explore their history or past. Then only will they get an idea of their identity and what they are? Some people don’t give these ideas thought, and these are the same people who face identity crises later on in their life. If an individual doesn’t want these identity crises to happen, they should take up those history books.

History and humanity:

If a person says that they think history is boring or is very monotonous, they have never been taught history properly because history is by virtue one of the most interesting topics to study. Knowing all the important things in the past and learning about all the important leaders who led humanity this far is very interesting and insightful. One can say the world’s future is pretty much dependent on the past; this is why the world is still divided into different nations and countries. And this is also the same thing that forms ideologies and brings people together. So learning history is like a mixed fruit basket; one may never know what they will get. It helps in bringing closer together; it gives a sense of compassion and friendship among people. In short, this is what makes humanity closer.

Real history:

History is really fun; one can say that it is like arts. Knowing this that other people don’t know is a good way to start a conversation with people. This is what draws individual attention towards other people.

So in conclusion, people should learn and explore history if they can.

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