When you think about history, you probably think about dates, events, and other boring information you were forced to memorize in school. Instead, you should think of history as medicine that can be prescribed to your modern problems.
This is a great video and article brought to my attention by Craig Cardimon. As someone with a Bachelor’s degree in History, and raised by a historian father, I concur with this video. History, above all else, provides perspective and understanding of how we got to be where we are now, why our culture is the way it is wherever we are, why language has developed the way it has, etc. Understanding history of anything–even something like the development of a product in tech writing–has its merits. Check out the video on this page, and think about it. What do you think? Do you think history has its place?