history has no use in a student's life
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While the old saying, "those who forget history are doomed to repeat it" may come to mind when this resolution is presented, I will only cover it a single time. It is crucial to remember the mistakes humans have made in the past, simply for the few that will raise to power. I agree that commoners will not benefit from the mistakes, but there are a select few that will go into some form of power.
Now, I would like to point out that history includes recent events. In our modern society, the new group of voters is highly uninformed on what they are even voting for. How can one intellectual decide upon what should happen with the war on terror when they are unaware of how the conflict even arose?
As I said, we are not kings. Few people who study in common schools may raise to such power, and moreover one can't be sure whether the person will apply and remember the lesson or not.
'New group of voters uniformed'
They will always be uniformed, for they can't have close interaction with political parties.
'War on terror'
Suppose I knew what it was. Then what? Maximum I can give an opinion about it on some site like this or the other. What if I was in region where weapons would be fired? Would I not run instinctively, rather than remember how to help victims and what were the sides involved?
Now some more my points of mine-
Who cares what happened 2000 years ago- Right now we are studying about Christianity in Europe. Even if we know what the Pope did that time, times have changed a lot now. Would anyone give taxes to religion now? Of course not. Then why do we still study it?
Memory- History seems more about memory, remembering dates, locations and sites. How are we supposed to carry any learning when what matters is this in the exam grades?
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