Friday, August 1, 2008

Study history


Yesterday, a student asked me a question: " How to score Grade" A " in the school subject- History. I told him the following: You need to memorize all the facts and figures [ year and date ], it is best to really understand it rather than just memorize it. He again asked me the other question: " What is the use of studying History? I then gave him the typical answer. I told him: " learn from the past experiences and do not repeat the same mistakes again. "
My friend, do you like to study History? Do you also want to score Grade "A " in History, then you have to study hard, no short cut for that.
Now, I have a suggestion for you and more likely you can score " A ". Now, you might me wondering what is that?
Listen carefully, You can study your own History . If you are 33 years old, you have 33 years of history.
My friend, the only person that he knows your history is you. Now you set your questions and answer yourself, you are the examiner also.
I believe you can score well, am I right? Do you learn from your past experiences?
Latest news: Billy's mom has just given me a blogger award, she told me to pass it to 5 blogger. I am thinking to give it all but I also need to respect the person who originated this award, am I right? Because respect beget respect.
To be fair, I will give it to the first 5 blogger who post comment on this post. I really do not who is going to get it, is it you?

22 comments:

Gina said...

Hi vsiting you here in your wonderful abode.

coolingstar9 said...

gina,
Great to see you here again, hope you enjoy staying here.
You are the first blogger to receive blogger award.
wish you happy always.

Bikran said...

I think its hard to score A in your own history ..like i can hardly answer in which date i passed class 1 2 3 lol... Interesting post .

Thank you coolingstar9 for visiting my blog your blog is useful .Have a nice weekend.

coolingstar9 said...

Bikran,
You are the examiner, you can not score A in your own History, then you must word hard doing some recording work from time to time.
Wish you can score A in your new History from now onwards.
Good news, you are the second winner for the award.

kaushal said...

hi
i don't know wat is buzz about the award..
but nice post and i hated history throughout my life

coolingstar9 said...

Kaushal,
I believe you are new about blogger award, You will know it when my next post published in few days time.
Glad to inform you that you are the third winner of the blogger award.
You say:" hated history throughout my life."
My friend, you need not hate history, turn history into your own advantage, learn from your own history and create new history for yourself,have a great life.

Faisal Admar said...

coolingstar,

i disliked history subject when i was in secondary school. i hate remembering dates and agreement that has been made ages ago.

when i grow older, i start to like history to learn about new politic and understand about it from its root.

government and school should make history more interesting than the basic methods that they have been used for ages. what about visiting historical places in malaysia?

coolingstar9 said...

Faisal Admar,
Students dislike history subject because they need to remember dates and agreement that has been made ages ago. You were one of them during your school day.
Now,when you grow older, you start to like history to learn about new politic and understand about it from its root.
It is ready good to make history an interesting subjects, may be school can organize tour on historical places. Perhaps they can have interesting discussion on some events in history.
Why human always repeat the same old mistakes again and again like war,etc. Is it human never learn from past experiences or because human has too ignorant, greedy or...
This is the right time to ponder about---
Faisal Admar, You are the fourth winner to receive the blogger award, have a nice day.

iWalk said...

Dear coolingstar,

I like those history book of some people(such as The Second Coming Of Steve Jobs),history of modern management(such as Ten Founding Fathers Of American Business), history of a country(such as The Glory and the Dream), Yeah, I love these kinds of history books very very much.

And I agree that we can study our own History.Sometime maybe we need slow down, think over carefully about our past and future, maybe this kind of study can give us more experiences and confidence for our future.

I am glad to study your post at the right time. It helps a lot!

Best wishes!

mousewords said...

Thank you for visiting my blog!

I like your new post very much--it's so true, we should study our own history and learn from it. I'm trying to do that, so I don't repeat the same mistakes.

Keep writing! I love your philosophy of life, and your blog is very inspirational!

bluedreamer27 said...

oh im, late hehe
but then i still want to leave my comment upon your post
well you are certainly right buddy
we can all learn from our past experiences and this experiences can be very useful, helpful and applicable when that certain moment arose again in your life
and now for us to have a
that grade "A" well i remeber what my teacher told me "never aim for the highest what most important is you give all your best"....
have a great cooling stra

coolingstar9 said...

iWalk,
Dear iwalk,You like those history books like famous people,modern management, countries. You love these kinds of history books very very much.
You are indeed a person with great knowledge. You know how to
And You agree that we can study your own History.Sometime maybe you need to slow down, think over carefully about your past and future.
certainly, iwalk, this kind of study can give you more experiences and confidence for your future.
So, I can conclude that study History ( His story ) and our own history are really important for our growth in terms of human relationship, mindset, career, etc.
Wow, you are the fifth winner of the blogger award.
wish you happy and healthy.
Best wishes from coolingstar9

coolingstar9 said...

mousewords,
You say:" it's so true, we should study our own history and learn from it. I'm trying to do that, so I don't repeat the same mistakes. Keep writing! I love your philosophy of life, and your blog is very inspirational!"
Thanks for your compliment, I will do my best, hopefully readers like to read it.
Have a beautiful day, best wishes from coolingstar9

coolingstar9 said...

bluedreamer27,
My friends, you have given me so many awards, I am thinking to give you some awards in future.
You say:" oh im, late hehe,but then i still want to leave my comment upon your post. wow, you are so persistent.
You say:" well you are certainly right buddy, we can all learn from our past experiences and this experiences can be very useful, helpful and applicable when that certain moment arose again in your life." wow,great points.
What you say is right-to give the best, I will remember that.
Have a beautiful day.

love-n-hate said...

I hate History back then... but I still managed to score just for the sake of good grades...

Now... how much I wanted to forget all the dates and facts... the more I remember it... :)

Study our own History?? Yeah!! We made mistakes in the past and learn from it... And we're not afraid to make more... and never repeat the same mistakes twice!! :) Life is an ongoing journey of learning... that's the color of it... :)

Thanks God we have such a beautiful life with a lot of colors...like rainbows :) winkwink

Our Love Story said...

hi there! well, life's been too busy lately!
oh, history is one of my favorite subjects!it is really awesome to know the history, the oldest civilizations, great people, heroes, etc. all these are very interesting and lead us to a better understanding of what we have now at the present.
i never scored "A" in history but i never failed it as well! hehehe
take care always! have a great day!

coolingstar9 said...

love-n-hate,
You hate History back then, but you still managed to score just for the sake of good grades.
You say: " Study our own History? Yeah! We made mistakes in the past and learn from it... And we're not afraid to make more... and never repeat the same mistakes twice!.
It is true that life is an ongoing journey of learning, that's the color of it... :)
Let's create our own history with flying colour.
Have a beautiful day.

coolingstar9 said...

Our Love Story,
I understand that your life's been too busy lately!
Wow, you like history very much, so as you know the oldest civilizations, great people, heroes, etc. All these lead us to a better understanding of what we have now at the present.
I believe you will create your new history with colours.
Take care always.

AngelBaby said...

I love this post. You can't take short cuts if you want to be the best. You have to do it right the first time. I think this student wanted to take the easy way out, finding instead that it will not work! Thank you for sharing this.

Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby

iWalk said...

Thank you so much for the blogger award and your particular reply, I think you must be a great teacher!

coolingstar9 said...

AngelBaby,
Wow, you love this post.
You say:" You can't take short cuts if you want to be the best. You have to do it right the first time. I think this student wanted to take the easy way out, finding instead that it will not work! Thank you for sharing this.
"
Thanks for your valuable comment, take care always, AngelBaby.

coolingstar9 said...

iWalk,
Wow, you say:" Thank you so much for the blogger award and your particular reply, I think you must be a great teacher!.
I seem like a student, always got something to learn, hope one day, I can be a teacher, he he.
Let's cheer up, face the challenges in life.
iwalk, take care always, best wishes from coolingstar9