History should be studied because there were many interesting and instructive things in the past. The fact that history is not interesting to study is the fault of historians themselves, they present information very dryly. And they present it dryly because they themselves do not understand the science that they study and which is often taught in schools and institutes. If a person is a professional in his field, if he is interested in the industry in which he works, he can always tell a lot of interesting things about his activities. If a person himself understands little, he is not interested in what he does, he will not be able to tell anything interesting to another person. Despite the fact that modern historical science has the ability to investigate the truth, a lot of information is suppressed, information is distorted because it does not correspond to the state policy.
History of english language, history of the creation of some things, educational history, etc., all of them have something precious to share and remember to succeed in something.
From history we can take a lot of experience that may be needed in life. It seems to modern man that he is very smart, and ancient people were very stupid. If a modern person is sent to the past, it will be the opposite. All our experience, all knowledge will help us little in life. Even if we know the recipe for gunpowder, we will not know how to make the ingredients for it. In order to grow wheat or other agricultural plants, you need to know when to sow them, how to take care of them, how to store the products and how to cook food from them. All this knowledge was passed down from generation to generation, if you wrote a book on this knowledge, you would get many volumes, and people passed all the information orally and knew it by heart.
If we got to the Bronze Age and told people about the benefits of iron tools, we would not know where to look for iron ore (we do not even know what it looks like). We know that metal is good, we would remember mathematical, chemical and physical formulas, but in the conditions when there are no shops, machinery, electricity, all this knowledge does not matter. In the past, people did not go to the store, and what they needed, they made themselves – tools, clothes, furniture, built houses themselves. If you create extreme conditions for a modern man and do not give him any tools, he would be able to equip a cave or a nest in a tree at most.
Although Stone Age people had enough knowledge to survive, they did not need to work hard. For example, in order for an Eskimo to provide himself and his family with food for the whole year, he needed to work for about two weeks. A similar situation was in primitive societies, when there were many plants, animals, fish around. It was enough to have one successful hunt to provide yourself with meat for a long time (perhaps for many months) (if you know how to preserve it, for example, to dry it).