Some people believe that we cannot learn anything from the past for our life today, while others believe that history is a valuable source of information to understand human's life. Discuss both views and give your opinion

The role of
in our lives is increasingly becoming contentious in recent times. To some, there
no future in the past. For
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others, however
it is an important ingredient of
knowledge especially
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knowledge, especially
with respect to humanity. In my opinion, the value of
depends on the
sometimes negatively affects the present and the future of a person or even a nation. In some countries,
has been scrapped from the school curriculum because it has been seen as incendiary, inciting cold wars and even actual wars occasionally. The
of Nigerian civil war in the years 1968 to 1971 is a good example of where
can be harmful. It was found that youths in
situated in or oriented toward the southeast
Nigeria felt terrible after they were taught the wickedness perpetrated against Biafrans by the
northern Nigeria soldiers and militia in those days. There was growing hatred against the northerners, jeopardising national unity and peaceful coexistence.
As a result
is no longer taught in Nigerian schools.
as a body of knowledge is beautiful to have and
can help to determine the future positively. In some countries, it contributes to their wealth.
For instance
, museums, antiques and monumental structures are products of
, and they serve as the basis of tourism from which some countries make a lot of money.
In addition
, good
as against a bad one can influence nations or individuals positively.
is exemplified in Egypt. Egypt's
as the cradle of ancient civilization has kept propelling them to the extent that in the contemporary world, they remain
a top
global affairs. Presently, Egypt is
to no country in Africa in development and civilization. To conclude, I believe that a good
is invaluable, and should be transferred through generations, while a bad
that incites wars and has other possible unwanted effects should be dropped. The beauty of a
is in the
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