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What is History for?: Our Future is in the Past

Video from The School of Life

"History is an important and interesting field of study because it grounds each and every one of us in our roots. Ethnic, national, and cultural identity are all very real things, and studying the history of our hometowns, home countries, and related regions can give us a deeper, more meaningful glimpse into our ancestral pasts, and how we got to where we are today. Many people feel like they need a sense of cultural belonging, which is something that studying your roots and embracing both the traditional and modern variants of your culture can provide. One of the best parts about embracing an identity is sharing the qualities, traditions, and philosophies of that culture with others, and celebrating the overlaps and differences.

Studying history can also give us insight into why our culture does certain things, and how the past has shaped it into what we know now. This relates directly to our next reason why history is important, which is…" from the article: Why is History Important? An Overview For the Reluctant Learner

As Christians we are lifelong learners. We should want to know more about God's creation in which we live and the progression of civilization and thought that has lead to our lives today.

Don't let yourself become part of America's growing Cult of Ignorance.

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