They say that those who don’t learn their history are doomed to repeat it. In my case that was true. I repeated 9th grade history twice. I paid very little attention.
Lucky for me, now I don’t have to try to learn history from dry old books or snooze-inducing lectures because the internet is full of history memes that bring the past alive! Finally, I can learn AND laugh AND not actually learn. Let’s look at ten lessons history has for us, in meme form.
10. There are two men inside you
Ummmm…. I didn’t mean it like that, though.
9. We’ve always been upwardly mobile
History is wild, son!
8. Anxiety is not new
Get up in the air, kid!
7. Science… took a while
That’s not how science works Frederick II!
6. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
People have been doing this stuff for millenia!
5. We’re all terrible
There are just some who are more terrible than others.
4. Holy Wars don’t take much
They can start at a moment’s notice.
3. Youth rebellion is a constant
Cool story boomer…
2. Art inspires innovation
I lol’d at this one.
1. “Flower power” used to mean something very different
If you’ve ever heard of this one, educate yo self!
I feel like now we have the wisdom of the ages in our hearts and minds. We’ve basically got a history degree but without the crushing debt and hopeless job market!
What’s your favorite historical factoid?
Enlighten us in the comments.