There is a saying that ‘
is who we are and why we are the way we are.
is not just the past.
is the present.’. While some people claim that learning about what happened in the past has nothing do to with us who are living in the present, I believe that it is important to study
for some following reasons.
with, studying lessons from the past is essential to mankind’s development as we can learn from forebears’ experience. The development of the world today is followed by the
successes and failures. As lessons are drawn from historical events, man
from ancestors’ mistakes and avoid repeating them in the future. It is particularly important for a
’s citizens to learn about their
so as to develop the
. To cite Vietnam as an example, it is a Communist
having been for centuries a colony of
is a prosperous Capitalism
at that time. Throughout the
, Vietnamese learn to know that Capitalism had tormented their people and only Socialist revolution could save their
. The victory of Vietnam in The August Revolution is a lesson for other enslaved nations in the world to follow and achieve success.
tells how fiercely their forefathers had been fighting for peace and independence.
As a result
the loss and the misery in the past and appreciate what they have today. Learning about what happened in the past makes them feel the gratefulness and the responsibility to develop the
, learning the
is important as it teaches us to think. There are people saying that learning about what happened in the past is useless because the
is just the record of place and time but it is more than that. When learning about the past, people think of the greatest question man could ever ask “Why?”. A historical event can be seen from many different angles and how it is judged makes it bad or good. In
teaches us to see everything from other views and ask why
would deepen one mind and be helpful in other aspects of life.
, if a person wants to study major in Politics, studying
is vital to be
excellent politician as it teaches him to see the problems from other perspectives and understand deeply the situation.
In short, learning about the past is not useless at all. It is considered the
step to building a better future for both individual and his