I have always seen history as the constant context of humanity. History studies the events, societies, institutions and people of the past in hopes of obtaining lessons to help progress humanity forward. Out of all the subjects one learns in high school like biology, chemistry, geometry and others, History is the only subject that grows everyday. Everyone everywhere is contributing to the subject of history creating new events and new stories for future historians to study and comprehend. The constant creation of history has made history a subject vast in knowledge, So vast in fact that it has be viewed from different perspectives such as economic, intellectual, social, legal and just about as many others as one can think in order just to keep the information from overwhelming the mind. History requires a special mind to comprehend such immensity to draw out the lessons within it. Studying history helps one develop the ability to critically evaluate the world we live in because it provides the context of how we have come to be, and when you get really good at studying history it's like you can see into the future because you are able to connect the events of the past to current events and almost predict exactly what will happen next, its like a super-power! History is more than just the tedious memorization of dates, names and places. History is about connection; connection of how one event affects another and how the past connects to the present for the sake of building a brighter future. History is our collective memory, it helps guide us through the dangers inherent to the world. Studying and teaching history is my prayer to honor the sacrifices and gifts of those who have come before me who endeavored to tell the world to change for the better.
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