I hated history class when I was a kid.
It was all timelines and dead people. I don’t remember it ever being interesting.
The irony is, history has turned out what I love studying the most as an adult. Not so much the timelines, but the dead people do interest me.
Most people think learning history has to be crusty and dull. History Channel doesn’t really count, because half the time, it’s more like History (and by that we mean “baseless conjecture about aliens and freemasons”) Channel. History Channel, do you mean to tell me President Washington had a secret ring of people tasked with spying on his enemies? Dear God, I never thought the government would ever have the need to gather information about our enemies. I am reeling from this revelation, History Channel.
But, a couple of weeks ago, my blog buddy, Kyle Reed (who can help you out big time if your blog needs tuning up), posted this video that proves that history doesn’t need to be dull, or absurd hearsay. Do yourself a favor and check it out. It’s got lots of colorful moving dots, and a guy named Hans who can’t help but sound smart. And you’ll be hard pressed to be a pessimist about the future after you watch it.
Pretty sweet, huh? Makes you wish you had him for your history class. He’s pretty optimistic that everyone can become healthy and wealthy. Do you think it’s possible?