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Are we losing our appetite for the lessons of history? Explain...

  1. Wayne Brown profile image84
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    Are we losing our appetite for the lessons of history? Explain...

  2. blake4d profile image59
    blake4dposted 7 years ago

    Not if they involve learning why we don't make more fried chicken and sloppy joes. Damn I am hungry just thinking about history.

  3. TinaTango profile image67
    TinaTangoposted 7 years ago

    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!

  4. Truckstop Sally profile image59
    Truckstop Sallyposted 7 years ago

    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.

  5. ConstantineNguyen profile image60
    ConstantineNguyenposted 7 years ago

    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.

  6. n.pady profile image55
    n.padyposted 7 years ago

    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.

  7. lorddraven2000 profile image91
    lorddraven2000posted 7 years ago

    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.

  8. fundguru profile image60
    fundguruposted 7 years ago

    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.

  9. Alastar Packer profile image82
    Alastar Packerposted 7 years ago

    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.