I was never fond of history in school. I am, now.
The difference, as I realize, has occurred due to the way the subject was taught to me in school and the way I have come to look at it over the past few years.
What I was taught in school were the details – British Rule, French Revolution, World Wars, etc. – and the rote learning that had to accompany it.
What I now love about the subject is simply the concept of it, how we have come to be since humans first walked the Earth, how our thinking has evolved, and how some things have not changed at all.