After reading an interview over at B's blog today, a question formed................................was I born to be a history buff? Right away my answer is: yes. Yes, I was. Here's a list of some of life experiences I have that seem to have pushed me to be the History Geek I am:
- Parents having a small interest in history
- My mother being addicted to the old vintage movies and making me watch them
- My Step-daddy being addicted to war, gangster, and some black and white movies
- Having some great history/social studies teachers throughout my lifetime
- My elders forcing me to read Dear America/Royal Diaries/My America books. My mother even had me subscribed me for a while.
- My Grandpa Carol's house was full of antiques
- My Grandpa Carol would tell me so many old stories from his life and even of his parent's.
I feel like this is proof enough, but me being a curious beaver I had to look online for possible answers. Could genetics be a huge factor in our interests?
Many, many family members of mine LOVE history! My mother, my Aunt, my Grandma Hall, and many others. I really couldn't find anything about this theory of mine. I did find one article that makes a microscopic note of this over HERE.
My theory seems it could have some merit due to personal experience. I was raised by my mother and my step-daddy and I had little connect (until recently) with my biological dad's family. However, after meeting them a great majority of them have huge interests in history too! For example, my Aunt J (nickname) even worked at a Renaissance Festival in California and she graduated with a degree in history. Her mother, my grandma, has a pretty decent taste in history.
Life experiences and perhaps genetics plays a role in the interests we hold. I feel this theory of mine can be related to ANY interest we have; be it history, reading, sports, music, fashion, animals, and etc. Perhaps I'll do my own study when I have an over amount of free-time. ^.^
What do you think? Do you feel you were born to be _________?