It has been something that I have learned a lot more about since I started high school. At first I thought, okay, I’ll just sit though it, learn a bit, no harm no foul, but recently I have discovered that value of learning about the past.
The thing that a lot of people over look about learning about history is that it has very little to do with the past and a lot more to do with the present, than anything else. You learn why things are the way they are, how we as humans developed, how ideas developed, how religions developed, it helps you understand and form opinions about things.
I have also found it beneficial because I finally understand a lot more about what people talk about, when they refer to certain events in history. Learning about history makes me feel smart, and well rounded. Plus, it is really really interesting.