But now that Chris is an adult he feels more connected and interested in various points in history. No longer do historical events just seem like something that happened long ago and don’t matter but instead it’s fresh and exciting to learn about.
His premise was basically this, when he was 20 years old he was about 25 years removed from the good old days in the 1950’s (Happy Days), yet it seemed like a millennium away. Now he’s around 60 years removed from the 1950’s and finds those years interesting and relative.
Two completely different perspectives based on age; thus, why it’s difficult to get through to young people sometimes. At that point in their life they’re wired differently so common sense isn’t that common and anything older than a year, is ancient.
I don’t agree that we should study history, so we don’t repeat it, I think we should study it because the stories are awesome. It’s okay to read about history and do so just for the entertainment which is exactly what I hope you’ll do.