Doesn't anyone like history?

@marie2052 (3697)
United States
August 10, 2011 12:34am CST
I love to talk to people about history of my country, and I love to learn from places I have been within our states and when I have traveled out of the country as well. I looked for an interest in history here on mylot and saw we had none. I really thought some of us might show an interest and share regardless what country. I never thought of myself as being a walking history book myself, but as time is ticking by 40 years has past since I went in the Army during Vietnam, and Desert Storm. I have silently devoured civil war, and Henry the 8th. Now since I have been to 5 different cities/towns of Mexico, I want to learn more of it. Been to Canada and learned a lot from there as well. I feel the best respect we can do for each other and as neighbors to each other as a country is learn as much as we can from them about their country. So what piece of history triva can you give me? Would love to know.
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• Mexico
14 Aug 11
Hi marie: I actually feel interested about learning more about the history of my country and the world. When I was in school history was one of my favorite subjects because I love learning what has happened to our country and what defines us. Sometimes we can understand the problems that we are facing nowadays just by reading history and also we can learn from the past mistakes. So I think it would be awesome to find my subjects related to history here. ALVARO
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
14 Aug 11
Did you realize that during Vietnam that some of the officers actually studied the civil war and their tactics to better aid the infantry once they landed in the D-Zone? I was a field medic or medical specialist. In civilian life it would equal and EMT. But we learned a lot outside our field too to be safe.
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• Mexico
15 Aug 11
Hi marie: That's an interesting story. I didn't know that but I knew that the Roman Empire has been the inspiration for some politicians, specially in Europe in the past century to create their own political projects. Thanks for the best response award. ALVARO
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@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
10 Aug 11
As you know, I am interested in history also. I didn't realize that was not on the list of interests. It should be as I am sure there are a lot more people than just us. There are some interests that seem lame and I would think history would be better than them. It should be included because there are so many people from different countries and could share each other's traditions.
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
11 Aug 11
I agree. To me learning about history especially from another country is not only interesting but coming in this day and age so valuble to know their structure. Even small things such as how we are schooled to other countries,it amazes me how many kids quit school and other countries find discipline and their children thrive in school. Totally boggles my mind when all through history we have been raised that America is the greatest nation. If so how come through the years we see more kids trying less in high schools and dropping out? I flipped out when I heard on a radio show that kids here in the US are quitting 7,000 a day. Well the history for me of my era would have been not even thinking about quiting. Because if the school didn't get on your butt, my parents would have had a belt ready when I came home, and by God I would have went to school (with a sore bottom I might add)
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• United States
11 Aug 11
Yes the more we learn about other cultures and with things the way they are in the US it is hard to think that we are the greatest nation. With the way the children are going (no education and being spoiled) we will be even worse off than we are now!
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@dodo19 (31912)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Aug 11
I really love history. It's a subject that I've been interested in for so many years. I've always enjoyed learning, and reading about history. I find that it's such an interesting subject. My husband happened to have studied history at university, which is nice as I get to learn things from him.
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
13 Aug 11
HI Dodo! Please then share with us what you know. I will be doing a discussion on here later. I love to hear about any kind of history! Even the other cultures have history which us Americans hardly ever hear about unless we dig in and take it upon ourselves to learn. Thank you again.
@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
11 Aug 11
I love history, I minored in History in college, in fact, if I had a foreign language, I would've had a double major. But I really like old history, and the older the better, I might've gone for archeology but for that outside/bugs thing...
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@bluespygirl (2112)
• Philippines
10 Aug 11
I don't like my history subjects then because there are lots of dates to memorize. I am not good in memorizing but I think I am good in analyzing and understanding subjects the way I see it. I think it is best to know the history of a certain country or place if you know the history. :) I like going to museums and churches too. I would like to share and tell story of my town and country
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
11 Aug 11
I love what you tell me about your country! I always look forward to your messages and value them highly. Sometimes you don't have to remember dates as much as what the history was about.