You already know what job you would like to exercise? If you had lived at the end of prehistory, you had no choice, you was a farmer or craftsman.
Are you ever move? Everyone is now free to live where he wants. In the history you had yourself first quite buy it if you wanted to live in the city.
Has anyone ever asked you whether you wanted to get rich quick? The Dutch from the 18th century wanted to though. They were going to trade in slaves.
Unfortunately there is still slave labor. In the history of Netherlands also came many slave trade for. Netherlands has earned a lot of money with it.
The history gives you lots of answers to questions about the world of now. Is it really makes sense that English is the main language of the world?