There are many reasons to study history, just as there are to study any discipline. The advancement of knowledge and understanding for its own intrinsically merit might be one reason. History is a compendium of understanding that might have no other reason but an intrinsically compelling reason to study. This makes history unique in that there might not be some external benefits to the discipline's study, but rather simply cause individuals to know more. From an external point of view, there is a line of logic that argues that history repeats or patterns can emerge. In studying history, we, as learners, better understand these sequences and can better grasp such unfolding. Another reason might be to reconnect with out past. In studying history, we accept that we are a part of something larger than ourselves and in this, we better understand our own sense of identity. If I live in the temporal present only, I might believe that no one else endured what I do. Yet, in studying history, I am able to understand how my predicament is similar to someone else's who came prior to me. I might also be able to examine what they did and assess if this is a path that I want to take or something I wish to avoid. in the end, I think that the study of history is one where individuals are able to connect themselves to something larger than merely subjective consciousness.