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

Certain individuals are of the opinion that information from the ancient times is of no importance to our current
life
, while others think that
this
data has a significance in our present
life
. There are reasons for both views, but
i
refers to the speaker or writer
I
stand with the latter. On one hand, history has no place in our world today as we have evolved in different ways.
For instance
, in the past, women could have as many as 12-20 children because of the need to keep a family dynasty.
This
practice will be of no significance in our current society as medically, it has been proven that having many children is detrimental to the health of a mother. For
this
reason, women these days prefer to have an average of four
offsprings
Suggestion
offspring
making no room for the ancient practice.
On the other hand
, our past has a role to play in our current
life
because our cultures and traditions are obtained from it. Taking the Igbo tribe in Nigeria as an example, the New Yam festival observed mainly by
this
tribe originated from the former times.
This
festival currently practiced till
this
day enables the Igbo people
connect
Suggestion
to connect
with their culture, without which, they will be lost.
In addition
, history gives a structure or foundation for the present
life
. In the former times in Nigeria
for example
, the
naira
Suggestion
Naira
to dollar exchange rate was 50
naira
Suggestion
Naira
to 1 dollar, but the current rate is 360
naira
Suggestion
Naira
to 1 dollar. With the help of the information from the past, the present government can receive some direction on how to tackle
this
economic problem, making
this
data
treasurable
(usually followed by 'to') able to be traced to
traceable
to us now. To conclude, though history seems insignificant to us now because of evolution. I am of the opinion that
this
information is a treasure to us as it helps us to know our culture and gives a standard to direct us.
Submitted by Serhio Baraniuk on

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