History, as a Fascination

You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever understimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.

Michelle Obama

Undeniably, History is very much fascinating in itself. I am a student of History and truly from my heart, I am curious to know about the historical past. For me, History is a fascination as it is a way to know and discover the unknown past and its mysteries. Really, my excitementement and happiness helds no bounds when I used to do historical research on my own and get to know amazing things. I want to explain the various reasons for which I really like this subject-

1. Living in the Past

If you don’t know History, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.

Michael Crichton

Evidently, we get into the charms of History when we try to know its mysteries. I really like to do research regarding the World’s ancient History because it gives me the energetic thrills by imagining the life of ancient man. Undoubtedly, the essence and experience of imagining the particular historical period is very much amazing.

2. Better Glimpse of the Past

..as my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged slowly from the mist strange animals, statues and gold- everywhere the glint of gold. For the moment- an eternity it must have seemed to the others standing by- I was struck dumb with amazement and when Lord Carnavon unable to stand the suspense any longer, inquired anxiously, ‘ Can you see anything?’ It was all I could do to get out the words, ‘ Yes, wonderful things.’

– Howard Carter, The Tomb of Tutankhamen

The journey of discovering the past itself is tremendously self-gratifying and interesting. When we begin to discover the mystery and ideology of an ancient civilization, the process of getting to know them is itself very much amazing. It helps in envisioning the possibilities for both the present and upcoming future generations.

I’m not a Historian but I can get interested- obsessively interested- with any aspect of the past, whether its palaeontology or archaeology or the very recent past.

Penelope Lively

By getting to know better about our past, we can analyse the changes that have happened. It really helps us to know about our cultures, identities along with the livelihood pattern of our ancestors. Honestly, getting to know about our past is like listening to an interesting story. Our curiosity gets arises to its fullest potential regarding the tenacity to discover the hidden past.

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