I've kind of wondered this for a while now. Am I the only one who has friends and family that really have zero interest in their studies? I mean, I study rather dry material I suppose (Early Byzantine/Late Roman history) but out of everyone I know who isn't in the classes with me, my dad is about the only person who has taken any interest at all in what I am studying. His listens to me ramble on about whatever I am writing about at the time, watches some documentaries and asks me questions, etc. My gf? Yeah... I can see her eyes start to glace over as soon as "I just read how Emperor..." starts can't say I really blame them I guess... but it's a lil bit of a downer at times when people just look at me and say "Why the hell do we need to know about that stuff?" Am I alone on this?