The past usually ain’t a good place to go back, not in Human History. It is our very nature to satisfy our growing curiosity, from where we originated to how we made it until today. We get better understanding of who we are from fossil relics and artifacts. Decisions are more systematic and wiser because we were able to trace the past and don’t want to commit the same mistake again. By looking back, we realized how far we’ve come.
As a young student, I didn’t have the verve to flip pages of History books. I abhor memorizing dates about ‘when‘ did ‘who‘ discovered ‘what ‘. It broke my heart when my class Adviser didn’t let me join the District Science Quiz Bee and put me in History Quiz Bee instead. I was there with no intention to win but just to give my best, and my best could mean going back to school empty handed. Anyways, I made it to 5th place out of 180+ competing students. It didn’t feel like a triumph. With all those specific names and dates I had to inject in my memory, I knew History isn’t my thing.
But then I was wrong. I guess, the approach I had in classroom isn’t the best way for me to appreciate History. I realized I’m a visual person. So just like others, the inquisitive nature is in me. But the past won’t leave mark by just memorizing dates or enumeration. I somehow had to ‘be there‘. That’s when Museums appealed interesting to me… 🙂
Am I the only one who hates memorizing specific dates and enumeration in History class? Don’t you love to have those remnants in front of you? So close, you can almost touch?
Keep abreast of my next post as I show you around an interesting museum I visited. More photos to come! 🙂