Why do we need to study geography?

October 7, 2010 1:13am CST
Hello, I have to admit that I haven't yet figured out the primary reason for studying geography. It's necessary to learn about one's own country. But don't we lay too much attention on memorizing curious sounding words? How come geography is so boring and void of all fun? Is it inherent in the subject? Or, is it the lack of innovative measures that makes geography look totally worthless and irritating? I pity the young children who have to stuff their minds with queer looking names of places that they probably will never visit. Moreover, they often need to memorize the latitude and longitude. Is geography all about memorizing? Why do we need to study geography in the first place?