Tuesday, January 12, 2010

History

"To me history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is."
-David McCullough-

I absolutely love history. I think about it. I dream about it. I read about it. My mind jumps to historical comparisons like it does to Seinfeld, Friends, or Scrubs episodes. Every time I read a new book - I fall in love with another time period, person, or experience of the past. I enjoy journaling and thinking about how we as people could do life so much better if we could simply learn from our past failures. What thrills and joy I get from being able to convey something historical that has true ramifications today. Quite simply, history is the thing that helps me feel alive & passionate. Now the question is how do I take that and incorporate it into the rest of my life & responsibilities?

1 comments:

Bri said...

I like this.