It always bothers me when kids say "When are we ever going to use this in real life?". A lot of the subjects taught in school are not applicable in a literal way! It's such a simple concept to grasp yet for some reason, my peers see it as incredibly difficult to understand. English - I could go on forever about how wonderful that subject is - teaches you how to analytically think, gives you a deeper perspective, and improves comprehension as well as language skills. Personally (perhaps I'm biased), I believe English (or for you foreigners, whatever your indigenious language class was) is the most important subject of all. But of course, in order to have a complete understanding, the other subjects are necessary.
I adore history because it's basically like reading an interesting story. It's humankind's mistakes, triumphs, failures, and successes. There is so much to learn from the past. And it further enhances a person's understanding of their world. My history class last year was incredibly demanding, but I adored it because I found it so fascinating. For my junior year, I'm taking two history classes: US history and art history. Ever since I took this college credit course on art history, I fell in love. Art is my passion and so is history. Gosh, I'm so excited! I probably sound like a nerd but I don't care. Learning is one of my passions.
As Autumn draws nearer, I can't help but feel anticipatory. The changing of seasons are always exciting for me.