I study history at the University of Pennsylvania, and this blog incorporates posts regarding my experiences as a history student. I know that, when I first thought about choosing a history major, I was rather undecided regarding the direction my life was headed. I have always been enthusiastic about history, but I didn’t know what to expect.
For one thing, a history major teaches you how to think critically, being a far-reaching, comprehensive field of study. It allows you to examine past societies and cultures to the smallest details. In my opinion, history challenges you to reflect on your individual interests and passions, not to mention that it can help you sharpen your critical thinking. Learning about different cultures, and the way in which they evolved during the centuries is thought-provoking. In a way, interpreting the past necessitates comprehending yourself better – which is something I’ve learned to do in college.
To that end, history is far from being mundane or boring. It is, seriously, an all-embracing realm of study which makes one knowledgeable about the way in which different nations developed, and the figures and cultural elements that played the most important parts of the process. If you truly want to make it valuable, history is one of the most dynamic fields of study. Truthfully, the primary aspect that drew me to history was the diversity of the disciplines that had an impact on it, in one way or another. In plain English, this is a versatile, flexible field, which is its main strength and attraction.
That’s why I’m so passionate about history. And I want to share my passion with you through my blog posts. My essays represent my personal reflections on critical personalities and events, and I hope that they will inspire you to challenge your thinking even further.