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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