While growing up we were told to focus on science and maths. Ignore history and humanities subject. Smart people do science.
In my mid thirties and I find myself more interested in our history. Our history informs us where we have come from. And fascinating thing about learning and being aware of history is, you appreciate more of the present. The road we to to get here was difficult but we made it.
If you want to know where you are headed you need to know where you come from.