When you think about history, you probably think about dates, events and other boring information you were forced to memorise in school. Instead, you should think of history as medicine that can be prescribed to your modern problems.
When you break it down, history is a collection of solutions for any problem. Just like a good story, history is full of problems and conflict that needed to be solved. The problems of the world today are not new problems, they're just same issues with a new coat of paint. YouTube channel The School of Life explains that you can use history as a medicine for the problems you face today. You're not the first person to have problems after all. Additionally, learning history gives you something truly beneficial: perspective. Crack open a history book and you'll quickly learn that you're not having as bad of a day as you thought. History can be more than dates and dead people.
What is History for? [YouTube]