The Selfish Study of History by Blast Words

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There seems to be a general consensus that the study of history is important because if we learn from the mistakes of the past we wont make those same mistakes in the future. This may or may not be true; but is that really the reason that individuals choose to study history? Unless, as individuals, we have a keen interest in becoming involved in politics, what past mistakes do we think we will have an active role in preventing? Of course we can learn the potential harm that could come from not placing our ‘X’ next to the right political party when electing a new government but this is not reason enough to study history in depth.

One thing that the study of history gives to every individual, regardless of our area of historical interest, is an awareness of our inevitable mortality. Of course, we are aware that our time in this…

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