The question of what is history’s use is hard question to answer for some people.  To those that are able to answer it, see that history tells us what we need to know about our future. On the other hand, to other people it means that history has no use in their present or their future. However, for a historian the use of history is that it offers a skewed means of what the possibilities can lie in our future. So, by understanding this notion it gives us a way for us to ‘maximize our control over our present’.  It also means that by acknowledging and contextualizing the good, the bad and the ugly of our past, we are able to enhance our understanding of the world around us. By using history like that it enables us to use perspective in our daily lives.

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Moon · September 18, 2017 at 5:19 pm

Nice job on both of your posts!

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