A meme made the rounds yesterday featuring a shocked wife speaking about how men think about the Roman Empire every single day. She didn’t think her husband did and so asked him. In her disbelief, she had to come to grips with the fact that he too thought about it, much more often than she’d ever imagined. She regaled her audience with her feelings about it and how Rome never once came into her little cute head.
A great man once said: “women do not care for history because they didn’t make it.”
I happen to be reading about the Roman Empire right now, after 6 consecutive books about the Civil War — Rebel Yell being my favorite.
I will tell you why men like history and think about the Roman Empire. Every man strives to leave his mark during his life and look up to great men who did great things. This all has to do with death and fear of wasting a life. I can only speak from experience, but I am fascinated to understand how things work — the etymology of things and about the people who were unique enough to create things that shaped modern society. A cursory look at Rome will show you their civilization, born over 2,000 years ago, was much more advanced than the vast majority of countries today. This is not by happenstance but instead the result of intelligent men who were impassioned by an ideal much greater than their own caprices.
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