When it comes to effectiveness, the most important ingredient you need is clarity. So, the question is ‘how do you gain clarity?’ Well, you start by minimizing noise and focusing on the facts. What does this have to do with history? If you focus on the facts, you gain a deeper, more thorough and accurate view of history and how it connects with today’s modern world. And when we say history, we mean history, not news (most of which cannot be confirmed by first-hand witnesses). It is because of this that you should study history, not the news, which is the noisiest type of information you can acquire. Let’s take a closer look at how you can visit libraries and use history books to expand your career. We will also take a look at the importance of using blogs to expand your knowledge.
You can study what is truly important
Did you know that 99% of what you hear and read from the news today will not show up in history 10 years from now? Why is this? Because the most of it isn’t even true. News today isn’t important enough for people to pay close attention to, and it is very unfortunate that so many people spend so much time focusing on news that isn’t important or true. History, however, filters through all of the untrue news that you hear and delivers facts. It is what you find in history books that have been filtered and deemed as absolutely true. You get the important stuff when you read history books.
You gain a better understanding of patterns taking place around you
As you study history, you will gain a clear picture of how it tends to repeat itself. Patterns become apparent and you become better at recognizing them. In doing this, you get a better sense of what is going on around you. No matter the industry you go into with your degree in history, your employer will value that you can pinpoint patterns and create solutions to any obstacles that are likely to become present.
You can skip over the fluff
Most news articles are full of fluff. The main message trying to be conveyed gets all lost in the details (many of which aren’t even true), and the reader has too much room to interpret the information received from a biased viewpoint. When you read history, though, you are only given the facts; this helps you to focus on what really matters and allows you to use the knowledge gained to better yourself in your career.
Better contexts of the events that took place
A history book will give you a table of contents along with chapter titles and possibly even subheads. You don’t get all of this when reading news. Instead, you are given a ‘story’ with no context. History, however, provides you an in-depth view of the ‘story’ being told within the correct context in which it happened. All of this leads to a more accurate view of what happened, why it happened, and why or why not it should be avoided during the present and future time periods.
Learning from the past
History is full of fortunes and misfortunes. If you want to learn how to be the best employee for the company or organization that you work for, then studying history books is the best way to do this. You can essentially learn from other people’s mistakes. Best of all, you will not only be learning from a single other person’s mistakes. Instead, you will have millions of years of other people’s fortunes and misfortunes to learn from. The collective wisdom that you can study can propel you to the dream position you have been searching for.
Read Blogs to Learn About History
You don’t have to keep your nose buried in books to learn about history. The internet is full of blogs and history websites that are jam-packed with interesting and valuable information you can use to establish a career as a historian.
Don’t want to be a historian? That’s perfectly understandable. Did you know you can use a history degree to become a park ranger? An editorial assistant? An archeologist? You can even use it to become a Civil Service administrator.
When you’re earning a degree in history, there’s going to be plenty of projects that require you to do research. History blogs can provide interesting points of views and spins on topics that you wouldn’t normally think of.
History is about so much more than an event tagged by a date. And while we may have a plethora of details surrounding historical events, one thing we don’t have is a view into the minds of those who were a part of the event, unless, of course, a person wrote down what they were thinking and then passed it on for generations to come to learn from. Many of today’s history blogs delve deep into the cultural details surrounding historical events, allowing us to get a better understanding of what actually took place.
For example, did you know the kid song Ring Around the Rosie actually dates back to a historical event and is a song with an incredibly dark origin? During the Great Plague, a common symptom that commonly infiltrated its victims was a rosy rash. Posies of herbs were kept in the pockets of those had contracted the disease in an attempt to keep the smell at bay that occurred as their bodies were dying. The line in the song “ashes, ashes, we all fall down” is an indicator of the final outcome of the disease — the victims would die and then their bodies would be burned.
Check out this vast list of amazing history blogs that are sure to expand your knowledge of some of history’s most historical events.
As you can see, using history books to expand your career is a wise choice to make. As you break down history, you can use your own judgment to solve any problem that you and your employer come across. History itself is basically an outline of problems and conflicts and their appropriate solutions. If you want to expand your career, start studying history today. You can even use podcasts to learn about history.