Remembering History

Remembering history

History is said to benefit the winners of war. Or is that the other way around? The winners of war get to write history.

A Man Who Does Not Remember His Past Is Doomed To Repeat It.

I always believed that life runs like a computer program. Like an engineered software, there is always the event trigger that chains this present to another version of the past. It cycles, loops and repeats without us noticing. And that only the sensitive and observant of people would find out. *Insert the cliche ‘History Repeats Itself’ here for emphasis*

History is said to benefit the winners of war. Or is that the other way around? The winners of war get to write history. Whichever the case, it is really important and highly advised to know history. To be wiser. To be less gullible. To be just a better person.

And no, we don’t study history because we don’t want to move on, we study history to evolve, bes. To move a couple of steps forward. Question is, did we? What have we learned so far? From where I’m standing, it looks like we didn’t. Have we failed our ancestors? Are we living up to their expectations?

Aside from it being required in school, and it filled a good 3 units in your tertiary education without math, how did you benefit from remembering history? Did you swoop in and changed it (in your own little way) or did you just let yourself drown in the waves, letting it carry and drag you into the abyss?

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11 Comments

  1. “Passing on the stories and the wisdom you’ve gained during your life is truly a gift to the future. Writing your life story can be a way for future generations to know who you were and the experiences you gained while living.” S. Press
    People often say that “history repeats itself,” but if we study the ups and downs of the past, we may, ideally, be able to learn from our/their mistakes and avoid repeating them in the future. I think somehow I swoop in and change it in my own little way. Because I made wrong decisions in life, so many times, but in those mistakes I’ve learned a lot and helped me to be a better person. What’s more remarkable is that remembering and talking about those experiences can make you healthier and happier.

  2. History is the collection of human consciousness. We need to study history to be more critical of our actions and to find wisdom to the events that already happened.

    – NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, FIN 44

  3. Ongteco, Simon Peter S.
    PSY 152

    Transnational Culture because the article tells how the people, not only in the Philippines but the whole world.

  4. Angela B. Javier
    MAR142

    RA 0928 PHILIPPINES HISTORY

    – In this Law Philippines history should be teach properly in school starting from primary to secondary and tertiary level

  5. For me studying about the history of war and our country is the best way to see how our fellow country men fight for right and freedom that we have today. To see the importance of what they have fought for our country.

    FIN144 RIZAL

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