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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question History -- does it interest YOU??

Well, I'm taking a history class in school... Currently I'm Jemsiting AND doing the homework for it. My World History teacher, Ms. O'Day (BEST TEACHER EVER!!! Well, ONE of them anyways...) said that when a lot of adults reach their late 30's - early 40's, they begin to get very interested in history. Even if you're not THAT age, does history interest you???

I'm just curious to see what you guys think..

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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 08:28 PM
 
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Re: History -- does it interest YOU??

She's lying to you. History will still be boring when your in your 30's, & 40's.
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post #3 of 46 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 08:30 PM
 
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It depends if I'm in a historical mood or not
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post #4 of 46 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: History -- does it interest YOU??

hahaha
Well, I think it depends on your teacher, quite truthfully.
Ms. O'Day fascinates me to every possible end of the world, because she SO knows what she's talking about!
And the thing that fascinates me the most is HOW we know so much about ancient people, (Legalism? Confucianism? Daoism? all from ANCIENT CHINA!!), yet we're not even 100% sure about ANYTHING! It's all just inferencing.. Everything we are learning COULD be wrong, but will WE ever know?

Nope!

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post #5 of 46 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 08:33 PM
 
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Re: History -- does it interest YOU??

sometimes. most of the time, no.
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Re: History -- does it interest YOU??

I'm in my mid thirties and still find it realitivley boring, but some times something on the history channel will peak my interest. I will say I have a better appreciation for the need to learn history though.
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Re: History -- does it interest YOU??

Depends on what aspect of history, though I do notice alot of people older than me (I almost said adults, then realized, techincally I am one) do have alot of history books.
I do try to know as many facts about as many subjects as possible though, so eventually I'm sure history will interest me more.
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Re: History -- does it interest YOU??

I dig history. I'm over 30.
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What parts interest you, elcid?

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post #10 of 46 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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I dig history. I'm over 30.
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post #11 of 46 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 08:55 PM
 
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Re: History -- does it interest YOU??

i always slept through history in middle/high school. im about 3 years out of high school and i find it fascinating now, mostly stuff about ancient civilizations etc.
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post #12 of 46 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 09:42 PM
 
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Re: History -- does it interest YOU??

Depends on the teacher most of the time.

A good, fun teacher can make watching grass grow interesting.
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Re: History -- does it interest YOU??

I love history! I always look up good values in certain history, why a person/empire rise and why does it falls, learning from history is good! I don't think people hate history but people hate their own history
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Re: History -- does it interest YOU??

I found most modern history very boring because its mostly war, war and more war (Post Renaissance actually) but anything before thats pritty cool, like the Dark Ages, the Renaissance and especially the early civilizations like Egypt, Greece, Rome, Early Americas, Including early native americans, and Mesoamerican civilizations, pre-biblical periods and even early man, pre and post Ice Age (Wisconsin glaciation), and the Three Ages (Stone, Bronze and Iron) and even the beginnings of Man.
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Dude, did anyone see that thing about atlantis on the national geographic channel? Now thats the kind of history that tickles my fancy.
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