What is one subject you love now that you hated in school?

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  1. EJ Lambert profile image72
    EJ Lambertposted 5 years ago

    What is one subject you love now that you hated in school?

    I confess that I didn't have a proper appreciation of science during my school days.  Now I'm suddenly a big fan, learning new things when possible.  Do you have a particular subject you despised but came to realize was more interesting than expected?

  2. L J Claremont profile image54
    L J Claremontposted 5 years ago

    I hated history; I dropped it in year 9 (age 13), explaining to my parents that there was no point in trying to study what had happened. Life, I decided, was all about the here and now.

    Then, when I began my A levels I thought I'd try out Classical Civilisations as my fourth subject. I meant to drop it after one year to focus on the other three.

    Somehow that plan changed and now I'm doing a BA in Ancient History (and considering post-grad education on the subject too!).

    I'm not sure this counts since I did decide I liked it again while I was still at school - but only in my last couple of years!

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Anybody who develops an appreciation for history is okay in my book.

  3. residentstone profile image57
    residentstoneposted 5 years ago

    Didnt care about Geography or History and an avid fan of both now, love maps and globes and researching other countries and cultures, also love ancient Rome, Egypt and Asian culture past and present, and yes that includes Russia and India :0) I was really into smoking bowls and girls in high school. What can I say?

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Then you are my new best friend.  Am a huge fan of both.

  4. lone77star profile image84
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    I've loved science and mathematics all my life. But I loathed history through most of school.

    Then, in 11th grade, I met Mrs. Hendry. She had grown up in China. She looked like an elder Ingrid Bergman. And she told us that she would rarely test us on dates. Dates are still important, but far more critical to understanding history is "motivation." I was hooked.

    I have always loved maps, though. Particularly the 3D kind. In fact, I created a 3D map of our galactic vicinity -- "Stars in the NeighborHood" software.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Chinese history is something I've striven to learn more about, and I'm in agreement that dates are less important than what happened.  Map reading is a favorite activity of mine as well.

  5. LensMan999 profile image51
    LensMan999posted 5 years ago

    I hated mathematics during my school days. I used to think that it is too difficult to understand and never tried to learn it. But later in life I met with a friend who was very good at mathematics and compelled me to learn it. He found time to teach me even the small details I had missed during my school time. Soon I came to realize that how easy, useful and interesting was the subject. Now I do admit that Mathematics is my favourite subject.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I envy you, Lens.  Math remains a subject of bitter disappointment for me.

  6. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    That would have to be Psychology. I could not stand it in college, but I find myself now very intrigued by it.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You have a lot in common with my father then.  He is the exact same way.  Despised it in college and now reads up on it all the time.

  7. Man of Strength profile image78
    Man of Strengthposted 5 years ago

    I'd say science as well. In school, I thought it was so boring. When you think about if, science is almost involved in everything we do. Even how our brain functions, how cars operate, and of course Earth is all science related.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What changed it for me was the show Big Bang Theory.  Through all the laughter I started getting interested in some of the stuff they talked about.  So I researched.  It's such a broad, fascinating subject.

 
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