History repeats itself - do you believe?

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  1. dghbrh profile image82
    dghbrhposted 11 years ago

    History repeats itself - do you believe?

    Anything that happened to you ever that you want to believe it?

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    msorenssonposted 11 years ago

    It does..sometimes over a span of hundreds, even thousands of years....the earth remains...and so when the Buddha awakened, he said thus "The earth is my witness.."

    1. dghbrh profile image82
      dghbrhposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your prompt reply here.
      Any personal experiences so far?

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      msorenssonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I am afraid the only answer I can give is a quotation from my favorite book, Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
      We can start working with time, if you wish, till you can fly the past and the future. And then you will be ready to begin the most difficult, t

    3. dghbrh profile image82
      dghbrhposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you...never mind. Its precious the way you can relate to the things you go through...keep it up.

  3. steveso profile image76
    stevesoposted 11 years ago

    Yes I do believe history repeats itself. If a person, group or country does not learn by their mistakes they are doomed to repeat them. Throughout the entire history of mankind humans have not learned by their mistakes. That is why history is punctuated by so many wars and conflicts.

    1. dghbrh profile image82
      dghbrhposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your reply here. Its indeed true.

  4. Seeker7 profile image81
    Seeker7posted 11 years ago

    Yes, I think it does and often. I remember my old Gran saying 'what you give out, comes back again'. I think this saying is not just true for individual people but for society and countries as well. I honestly can't think of a really good example at this moment in time that has affected me personally, but if I do I'll come back and let you know.

    Great question!

    1. dghbrh profile image82
      dghbrhposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks you.

      I am waiting and many thanks again for responding here.

  5. viveresperando profile image64
    viveresperandoposted 11 years ago

    Yes, because we all develop and grow in different stages and of course new generations are always learning, growing, trying things differently which of course has already been done and tried by generations before.  I see my children 17 and 18 doing things that I did as a teenager, hence technically history is repeating itself, but not with the same individuals.

    1. dghbrh profile image82
      dghbrhposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Very nice reply and I agree completely.

  6. Attikos profile image81
    Attikosposted 11 years ago

    We love our self-delusion that we are making progress. Human nature is a constant, though. It hasn't changed from the dawn of history. Only the tools we have available and the details of our circumstance change, and those are cyclic.

    It is for that reason that history repeats itself whether or not we believe we have learned from it. History is not the story of the Earth, it is the story of mankind, and his behavior is constantly repeating itself.

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      msorenssonposted 11 years agoin reply to this


    2. dghbrh profile image82
      dghbrhposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the insightful reply.
      Have a good day ahead.
      Thank you @msorensson for your view here too.

  7. unvrso profile image85
    unvrsoposted 11 years ago

    Most of the times, history has shown that the history of humanity is a repetition of all kinds of pervertions inherent to human nature.

    For this reason, human history is permeated with a bunch of atrocities, including  war, killing, racism, among many others.

    1. dghbrh profile image82
      dghbrhposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for responding here.
      have a great day ahead.

  8. faisalb87 profile image42
    faisalb87posted 11 years ago

    Yes I do believe that history repeats itself sometimes....

    1. dghbrh profile image82
      dghbrhposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks and its nice to know your view here.

  9. lone77star profile image72
    lone77starposted 11 years ago

    Yes, history repeats itself, especially if people are blind to history and to what is going on in front of them.

    What makes it particularly difficult in America is that the Corporate Party runs the media and they slant it to overlook what is really happening and distract people with divisive issues that have little value.

    Germany 80 years ago saw the rise of Hitler and his thugs. It started out with a lie called the Reichstag fire -- a "false flag" operation where Hitler's thugs burned down their parliament building and blamed it on a convenient patsy -- communists. They then threw out their Constitution and its liberties all in the name of Homeland Security and then went to war to bolster the Homeland's economy and sense of patriotism.

    In America, we've had our Reichstag fire and blamed on the convenient patsies -- Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden. Bin Laden would loved to have taken credit for something that juicy, but he said he had nothing to do with it. 9/11 was an inside job by the government and/or corporate America.

    Proof? Several tons of iron microspheres (previously molten) in the 9/11 concrete dust. These could only have come from controlled demolition. And controlled demolition takes weeks or months of preparation in 3 such highly secure buildings with tenants like the CIA. And that's only the tip of the iceberg of scientific proof of government wrongdoing. And the government committed a felony by destroying the crime scene evidence before the investigation even began 400+ days later!

    Almost immediately, legislation that had been written months earlier was put into practice effectively destroying the American Constitution.

    And then we went to war based upon more lies -- no WMDs, but Bush made jokes about this lie while our soldiers continued to die because of his treason.

    History repeat itself?

    I hate to think what happens next. We already have concentration camps being built in America. Some of them look pretty nice, considering. Swing sets for the kiddies, but two 20-foot high perimeter fences topped with razor wire.

    Welcome to Hitler 2.0. Sieg heil.

    And don't blame it on Obama or Bush. Both work for the Corporate Party, and they control both parties.

    So, I'm voting for Gary Johnson, Libertarian -- 2-term governor of New Mexico, who left his state with a billion dollar surplus.

    1. dghbrh profile image82
      dghbrhposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Very detailed reply and many thanks for responding here. I hope people to become little  more aware for the positivist and thus welcoming more strong and bright present so make a nice history for next gen.Many thanks to you.

  10. shara63 profile image61
    shara63posted 11 years ago

    A big Yesss! ....and i've mentioned this in my latest poem " The spinning Wheel of time"  precisely!

    1. dghbrh profile image82
      dghbrhposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah ....and thanks for your view here.

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    Gypsy Rose Leeposted 11 years ago

    Well I don't know if this would count as history repeating itself but my husband and I experienced something rather interesting and unusual. You see my dad had to leave Latvia during WWII and my husband's father stayed and lived through the occupation. Anyway my dad had this special pocket knife he always carried about and when I came to Riga I brought it back so to say. My husband's father also had a special pocket knife he always used and now that both our dad are gone we have the knives. And imagine our surprise when we saw that they were identical. Both bought in Riga at different time, one even got to travel to America but here they are together and twin knives. What are the odds of that ever happening?

    1. dghbrh profile image82
      dghbrhposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Oh really interesting and a very nice odd to go through. The story of twin knives......why don you post picture of the awesome twins and prepare a short hub may be with the amazing details...I think it will be surely interesting. Thanks

  12. Beata Stasak profile image79
    Beata Stasakposted 11 years ago

    In the book: 'We need to talk about Kevin' by Lionel Shriver, one of the characters argues that: "It's very difficult for kids these days, the well off countrys' very prosperity has become a burden, a dead end. Everything works, at lest if you are white and middle class. So it must often seem to young people that they are not needed. In a sense, it's as if there is nothing more to do. Except tear it apart."

    And you see the same cycles in history, It's not only children. At least I do:)

  13. WalterPoon profile image69
    WalterPoonposted 10 years ago

    I hear the phrase, "History repeats itself", so often that I never once asked whether it's true. I just accepted it to be true. Now that you ask, I begin to wonder, LOL.

    "History repeats itself" is such a vague sentence that it can be right or it can be wrong, depending on how we look at it. If a war happens, we can make a remark such as "We never learn! It's a case of history repeating itself". And no one can rightfully say we are wrong or illogical. But is World War II a repeat of World War I? Not by a long shot! World War I was fought in Europe, while World War II was on a much larger scale and included the Asia-Pacific region. We can say that World War II was a repeat of World War I in Europe but not in Asia. Yet, no one can say that the reason for starting the war was the same, nor were the two sides exactly the same.

    Does history repeats itself? I don't really know. All I know is that my tomorrow will be a photostat of what I am doing today. And how do I know? Because I've been doing the same old thing for the last 10 years, LOL.


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