Before reading Song of Solomon, I never really thought about how much my family history influences me. When you're younger, it is something that is greatly present but never really appreciated. Heritage I definately talked about with minor exploration and even less regard for, something that I compared with other kids in the hallways when class discussions touched on foreign countries. I remember having to do projects where I would have to call up my grandparents and ask them questions about where they had come from, and it meant nothing special to me. Stories about my great grandparents and their struggles had always been admirable, but were never personal.
It is clear that history is something that I take for granted. I have ancestory that my parents don't, well the combination at least. It is something that seems so impersonal, but in reality it is really personal. It is from the histories before us that we came, so we should really pay more attention to them.
Do you think that people take their own history for granted? Or is history not something that you should necessarily define yourself by?