Is History A Waste Of Time?
Is it is preventing us from focusing on the challenges of the present??
Or it is essential to experience the past??
GOOD STORYTELLING can be a POWERFUL TEACHER if used right!
Well, some people think that studying history is a waste of time while others think that it is essential to learn. However, I do not agree with this first opinion because history is prior to individuals and our society. Because history helps us to understand people and their culture. It offers a house of information about how people and societies behave.
IS History REALLY A Waste Of Time…
Most of the folks memorize dates, names, and facts when they study history in school and colleges. This information is not useful in everyday life or for the future. Do you agree with me or not?
If we could actually learn from the past, then we wouldn’t be making the same mistakes again and again, which makes history irrelevant to learn for the future. So, I think, History is a subject that is rarely used in people’s lives so it would be better to focus on science and math which is more relevant to the future and today’s society.
Many school curriculum has been set and is rarely changed, that curriculum includes little current past which is the only type of history that helps people understand the world they currently live in.
Does History Have Value?
History gives identity and helps unify people. It gives people a sense of roots and belonging.
In 2014 a student group conducted an informal survey at Texas Tech University asking students three history questions. The questions were: “Who won the Civil War?”, Who is our vice president?”, and “Who did America gain its independence from?”.
The most common answer for all three was “I don’t know”.
Do We Are Going Toward A Better Future?
Normally, We all are living in modern society, and everywhere mankind is running behind modernization.
The past is behind us. Gone, and we don’t need it.
“But, is the future brighter? Is the past totally useless?”
It takes a moment to realize that the future is not a bed of roses as we hope.
Our atmosphere is polluted and pounds us with acid rain. Almost all the oceans are suffering from radioactive pollution from Japan as well as rest is filled up with waste plastic covering more territory than the nation of France. Our sea life and birdlife die daily as a result of that plastic mess.
After reading this you really think the future is rosy?
Need I go on?
Just Few Words In Favor Of History
Because history explains…
Who we are and the reasons we are this way.
As the author of Ecclesiastes said,
“What has been is what will be, and what has been done will be done again.
There is nothing new under the sun. “
To see into the future, study the past.
AUTHOR : CHETNA