Are we losing our appetite for the lessons of history? Explain...
Not if they involve learning why we don't make more fried chicken and sloppy joes. Damn I am hungry just thinking about history.
I have an excessive hunger for the lessons of history! It amazes me about live 30, 40, 50, 100, 500 years ago! How much technology has progressed within the past 20 years is astounding!
Interesting you should ask. Just today in the newspaper there were 2 comics involving the subject of studying history. In Family Circus little Billy asks his Dad, "When you were little did they have history books." In Argyle Sweater a Poetry book is vaccuming and says, "I'm sorry Sweetie, I didn't hear. Could you say it again, but speak more clearly?" and her History book fellow says, "For cryin' out loud, Elizabeth -- why do I always have to repeat myself."
I don't think we do a very good job in schools making history class interesting and relevant. While Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic is important -- history is too . . . or we will repeat ourselves and make the same mistakes again and again.
It depends on different people. There are many who don't like history, but there are others who love history including me. Today will be history tomorrow....the failures we get today, we should know how to fix and change them tomorrow. So history is so important to us, It has the lessons of the right and the wrong that we can copy the right, and avoid the wrong.
yes, children these days are loosing their appetite for history, as they are totally covered with modern gadgets. also, if our teachers had something interesting while teaching us about events which happened, it would be nice.
I run the Wheelwright Historic Society and I can say here that people do seem to have lost their drive to want to know about the history of this town. They are content watching it fall apart.
It depends on the individiual. Social science shows that there is a direct link between the genes and the social background of a person that affects his or her abilities.
If a persons grew up in a social environment with no interest in history then this person more likely will also not be interested in history. In addition then comes into account the education level of the parents.
People with high education will have more likely children that will have high education, well parents with low education will more likely have children with low education.
From demographic science then it is known that people with low education and a poor social background will have more children then people with high education and a good social background.
As consequence a society will change in away that the low educated people with a poor social background will outpopulate all others.
And then it may appear that there is fewer interest for several topics within a society.
But at the same time there are still people with high education and good social background who are interested in several topics like history.
Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat history.
If history does nothing else it fires up the imagination and children should be encouraged in it; and yes it's an old quote but those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it (the tragic side of course.) I thank god had parents who guided me towards history's direction.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago
What is the correlation between a high level of intelligence(I.Q. 140 and above), depression, andsuicide? What are the factors which lead to highly intelligent people having more likelihood to become depressed and commit suicide?
by annieloulaurel 3 years ago
I'm a mother of a 10-year old child who doesn't like to eat at all. I've done everything I can from appetite stimulant, food supplement, to complete milk powder. Still, no effect! Can anyone help, please?
by Jessie Miller 6 years ago
What is the secret to losing those 10 pesky pounds?A lot of people think that if you're already skinny that you should have no reason to complain about having to lose weight, but for the most part I don't think they understand how frustrating it is to be so close to that goal weight that seems...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|