I have a confession to make: I am not good at history. (Unlike everyone else, it seems.)
If it’s presented in the form of a story, sure. I love stories and usually I can remember what’s going on. But no matter how hard I try I just can’t remember dates and names and places. I especially can’t remember all three combined.
However, I will soon be traveling to Europe and China, and I would like to be able to speak somewhat intelligently about their history. School tried multiple times to teach me European history, they really did. I can barely remember one Henry, let alone eight. And I’m pretty sure China’s history got one semester in school, once.
It doesn’t help that I’m as bad at geography as I am at history.
How about you? Able to remember important happenings in time, or ambivalent about the past?