What’s the Use of History?
This was a common question we asked ourselves during high school, when history seemed to have no uses and entailed an interminable sequence of facts that had to memorized. (History’s cause wasn’t helped by the boring way in which it was taught.)
Once you grow up, it’s kind of obvious that history is important. It gives you a perspective on current events, helps assess the effects of policies and actions, and observing successful people builds character and keeps the nation honest. I just wonder why no one told us this in high school!