I believe it can help us prevent the repeat of the mistakes of our fathers and forefathers, so in one respect, absolutely.
However, we cannot "hang ourselves" in history, guilt should not be inherited for past a generations misdemeanors. History must be true and should never sugar coat the murkier parts of our lives, but equally it should not inflict or repress opinions either.
Sometimes yes but sometimes no However i think that knowledge of history is useful in some situations and i respect it!
Yes, most certainly. If I didn't know where I came from, how could I make a educated decision about my future. I think a real understanding of the currents and cycles of history give us a great insight into life, into what's important. It allows us to see the big picture, to see the world in totality.
It certainly is, with regards to my work in aviation, its very important to know what went before and how we got to the point we are at now, and see how the progression is going and what the future may hold with new developments.
With regards to civilization as a whole, its tantamount in my belief that we should know what went before, to maintain the lessons of history that benefit society and be aware of the things that have erroded civilized values and do our damndest never to repeat those.
History works in cycles, what has happened in the past will undoubtedly happen again in the future. Understanding history will enable us to better appreciate and recognise the events and may help us to better deal with them, 'however knowing human nature I doubt it'.
History is significant to the future if we want to succesfully address current problems while avoiding past mistakes
Spanish philosopher George Santayana 1863 - 1952 wrote:
“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”
I agree entirely with his premise.
It depends. For example, I read that some marketers actually read history and humans have been the same since the recorded history. Knowledge on this historical fact means assurance that knowing the basic marketing strategy is helpful even in the future
What is that saying that goes something like "those that forget history are bound to repeat it"?
Let me put it this way, if Bush and Chaney had fought in Vietnam we wouldn't be in an Iraq war.
Yes, history has a way of repeating itself. If we know past events, maybe we can be better prepared for the future ones.
Yesterday is History, The Future is a Mystery, But Today is a Gift thats why it is called Present
"Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it."
Love that quote by Winston Churchill. Mainly because he says "fail to LEARN from history...". We shouldn't be dwelling in the past, but if we learn from it we can sure avoid a lot of problems in the future.
History give perspective. If we lose sight of the lessons of the past, it only makes sense we'd end up walking in circles - "doomed to repeat it" and all that, per the famous quote.
So much of our daily lives, and all the little sensations, scandals and tragedies that make up our current culture all have direct ties to the lessons of the past, echoing up through hundreds, even thousands of years of similarity.
Simonvisser said since he is mostly interested in technology, history loses some importance for him. That's fair, the speed at which our technology is advancing and the things it is allowing us to do certainly have no direct analogy to any other time in human history.
But I'd caution him against completely forgetting history. The cultural, moral, legal and ethical implications of this watershed of discovery all have ties to our past. A deep understanding of where we came from may be the only thing that helps humanity stay grounded as gadgets and genomes continue to redefine what we are all capable of.
It is common for people to rely on past situation to determine future situation . From the past we can see the right and wrong of what has been done ,
For the right things that we have done , we maintain . For the wrong things we have done , we work to stop these from occuring again .
History does not mean something that has occured a century ago . Things that happened the past month or the past week are also considered as history .
By correcting the mistake that has been made in past , we would be making our present and future better .
As the saying goes you need to know it to not repeat it but at the same time it's good to not always look to the past and use a fresh mind towards the future.
Human patterns tend to repeat themselves with more or less the same reactions to similar events: economic crisis, personal achievements, political issues, new art forms, etc., therefore knowing history gives you an edge as the future becomes more predictable based on past events
history gives us a trend of probability to draw more logical and well thought out conclusions about what may happen. however, what has happened has happened, and although history may repeat itself at a macro level, its micro level details are always unpredictable variants of life. Knowledge of history only helps anticipate successully so much, how often do we find ourselves repeating the same mistakes over and over and over.
I think it's important to know where you came from to know what direction to go in. Our past history is key to a better future! Not only does it help us make better decisions for our future, it also educates us. Knowledge is power!
I think that history is important for my future because I think we can learn a lot from those that went before us. We may not repeat the same exact thing because time is always changing and we will never be in the same part of time but there will be similar situations that will come our way. If we know our history I believe it can help us make better decisions for the future.
History is interesting. If civilization were to persist for a great deal longer, then we could learn from history not to repeat the same mistakes.
But for my understanding, the key importance of civilization is the spiritual awakening of each one of us.
For this reason, the most important study of history is a biblical one. For in that study, one learns the heart of the struggle between ego and the Holy Spirit within. With those lessons we may learn to put away our childish things.
History gives us a rutter of where not to go, otherwise we endlessly circle repeating the same old mistakes over and over again.
Absolutely I have always had a beautiful calligraphy framed picture of the Constitution and Bill of Rights hanging on my living room wall. I think it should be mandatory so we keep the true laws of our country clear and present in our minds.
by Sky9106 8 years ago
Why is it that everything from the past, works out to be so much better than things of today?From food , to people , to places , to clothes, to respect, to love , to understanding, to relationships, to songs , to food , I can go on forever to friendship need I go on!
by Rastamermaid 8 years ago
Does being a Dr. or a PHD really make you better than someone else?I give credit where credit is due. Of course medical Dr.s have trained for years and they heal and save people.Even with that being said some of them are real heels.I have a few friends that are Dr.s,in education,criminal justice...
by Mary Hyatt 5 years ago
Do you think now is a good time to bring a baby into the world?The world is such a crazy place now. I believe I would hesitate to bring a new life into this world.
by aefrancisco 11 years ago
What is more important? the past? the present? or the future?
by CHICANA BONITA 14 years ago
SOMETIMES JUST LETTING GO OF THE PAST IS SO HARD TO DO. SPEAKING FOR MYSELF, IF I DONT HAVE CLOSER AND UNDERSTANDING ITS LIKE IM CONSUMED WITH THOUGHTS.
by Debra Allen 8 years ago
Why is it so hard for people to see a bright future for the world and the planet?So many see destruction, war and a planet that will be harsh or destroyed. I do not see it that way at all.
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