History–An Obsession with Drama Queens

I noticed something about “history” a long time ago.

History is focused on the drama queens, not the quiet, mature people who made up most of the world’s population. And I suppose this is natural.

Who do you remember best? the quiet neighbor who never made a scene, or that “crazy redneck neighbor” who is always annoying you with their drunken antics?

Well, history is the same.

The kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers, generals, soldiers, priests, and all the rest of those who are over-represented in “history” books are no different. They are the drama queens making a scene and getting attention.

The wars, treaties, constitutions, laws, edicts, and everything else they did to get into those “history” books are just the drama queens acting out, to the detriment of the world.

You’d do better to pay attention to those who never made it into “history” books, but obviously, that is a problem.

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it seems to me that the definition of historic is an event that is out of the ordinary or not something usual. An average day for most people is not something memorable and thus not historic. An historic event is one that is memorable and is of significance. July 4, 1766 is not a memorable date but July 4, 1776 is.

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