• @Vinny_93
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    543 months ago

    This is probably because in school you need all these intricate, factually accurate details.

    If you can pick and choose which things you actually find interesting it becomes way easier

    • @CosmicTurtle
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      303 months ago

      I think that’s part of it. The other part is that primary school teachers have to teach to the curriculum and not what they want. So if they want to teach about how whites got preferential treatment but the county school board says “No CrItIcAl RaCe ThEoRy!1”, they can’t teach it.

      My college history professors were far more engaging. Especially my military history professor.

    • @[email protected]
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      3 months ago

      Nah it’s because schools are environments designed to make learning unappealing.

      When I research my own things I can follow my interests and passions and that includes intricate details; School was purely 1 way, sit down, shut up, memorise this. I had zero input into my own learning and life.

    • @spookex
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      73 months ago

      Also, the school subject is kinda supposed to give you general knowledge of most of the general history, and they have X years to do it. Back in school we even had 2 different history subjects in our schedules, where one focused on the history of the world and one was for national history of the country.

      While researching history on your own, you are the one who decides how shallow or deep you want to look into something, so it naturally just aligns with stuff that you find interesting.