That's funny this is what i've been studying in History. Anyways I think that the Greek did because they had like math and science (at least that's what my history book says)and they practiced all that like we do today. They also were like big into art and some of the art we use today proabably came from them.
Oh my gosh I know exactly what you mean my dad is the same way. I hate him. Maybe you should just talk to him. But I don't know if that works I've never talked to my dad about it. We usually just end up screaming at each other. D: