Tuesday, 30 March 2010

This post is brought to you by the letter... History

I got into an interesting debate with a friend the other day about the usefulness of History in the education of the average 'Joe'. For a bit I found myself at a loss when trying to articulate the valuable life lessons that History gives a person not planning on studying it intensely. I think I did alright, but I only now figured out what I was trying to say.

History teaches three valuable things: Where we came from, why things are the way they are now, and (most importantly in many cases) that things have not always been so and, probably, will not always be so.

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