As far back as I can recall, I remember enthusiastically laying in bed alone watching documentaries about the past. In retrospect, it truly is a weird image for a young, hyperactive child to be instantly calmed by and immersed in a television series focusing on the mayan civilization. This interest in learning about the past carried over into my academic life in school. It was no surprise to me that I performed significantly better in certain courses, such as history, as compared to science and mathematics where I would usually fail most of the time. As a young kid , I attributed this passion of my learning as a result of my curious nature. I found most things interesting, even learning about hitler and the amount of hatred he expressed throughout his life.  Now that I am a bit older, I can confidently say that the passion for the past is largely based on my need to understand the many perspectives that exist in the world. It is undeniable on my part that if it wasn’t for this passion that I hold for history and all its lessons, I would not have been as successful, in my learning as I am today.

Slowly, I’ve learned to realize that not only should history be a passion for my learning, but that I should strive to carry my passions for learning in other areas such as science. I’ve always wanted to know, how we got here?, why are we here?, and many other questions about certain things in life. I want to know what we’re made up of and purpose our lives have. In the end, I always want to be learning new things that are going to expand my ever growing knowledge to its maximum potential. Video games are something that have been apart of my life ever since I can remember, and they’ve actually allowed me to push myself to the limit, and master many things i’ve seen many other struggle with. Maximum potential is my number one priority.

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CC BY-SA 4.0 Curious George by Miguel is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

5 Comments
  1. Angela 4 weeks ago

    Dear Miguel,

    I liked your piece because it shows a side of you that not many people know but should. It’s really important that people know things you are passionate about since you care about it a lot. I like the way your writing style is very unique because we can really hear your voice in it. Keep writing.

    • Angela
  2. Nina 4 weeks ago

    hey miguel,
    Its cool that you are writing about history, and the interest you ahem found in it. Im glad you have realized there are things you can enjoy and excel in. I hope you will pursue something that will bring you that kind of interest and pleasure. you are very intelligent and curious indeed. Don’t let anything hold you back and keep asking questions. I think you will be someone who will discover an new truth, and share it with the world to see what you have come up with. I also like how you add in different aspects of your life, and other things that has made you more interested in life. Video games are also pretty cool too, maybe you can figure out the history of those, and find out why they can be so addicting.

  3. Rosario 4 weeks ago

    Dear Miguel,
    I thought your title was very creative and engaging, but reading your story was even more worth it because everything connected. You’re curious about the past and I think that’s a great quality, since most people only care about themselves or the future. We need more people like you to think of our history so we won’t create the same mistakes again. Thank you for sharing this side of you!

  4. Vesna 4 weeks ago

    Dear Miguel,

    First off the title caught my eye and seeing how it related to your piece was really interesting. I grew up watching Curious George so I know for a fact you grew up watching a ton of PBS. This is also where a lot of documentaries are broadcasted which was an interesting connection between the title, “Curious George” and your passion for history. It’s interesting to see your curiosity for things and I didn’t know you had a passion for history. Thank you for sharing this piece!!

    P.S. Had to post twice cause I didn’t log in the first time.

    Sincerely,
    Vesna Sot

  5. Vesna Sot 4 weeks ago

    Dear Miguel,

    First off the title caught my eye and seeing how it related to your piece was really interesting. I grew up watching Curious George so I know for a fact you grew up watching a ton of PBS. This is also where a lot of documentaries are broadcasted which was an interesting connection between the title, “Curious George” and your passion for history. It’s interesting to see your curiosity for things and I didn’t know you had a passion for history. Thank you for sharing this piece!!

    Sincerely,
    Vesna Sot

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