Learn History


Have you ever wondered why we keep making the same mistakes? Is it because the situations demand similar actions? Is it due to our incompetence? Or is it just a matter of bad luck? The answer may not be as simple as that.

However, one thing is certain: if people learned history, they could behave more wisely and avoid inappropriate behavior or decisions. One can take many lessons by simply reading history. It can be a tool to enhance their journey of life.

The topic of “History” is the last section in the CONNECT pillar. Here, I aim to examine history through the blog’s viewpoint: “Life is all Around”. Or in other words, I want to explore how lessons from history can help us connect with both people and life.

More specifically, I plan to discuss the following matters:

  • Why history matters
  • Why history repeats itself
  • The Evolution of Man: a summary
  • History teaches
  • Human history in a nutshell
  • The burden of arbitrary borders: the 19th century
  • The industrial revolution: what’s Next?
  • Civil wars in history: a pattern
  • Colonialism: a dark part of our history
  • The Origins of Nationalism
  • Homo universalis: a 16th-century inspiration
  • The age of “enlightenment”
  • The Curse of Imperialism

There will be a new post every first Sunday of the month at 10 am UTC.

Feel free to get in touch and don’t forget: Life is all around. And there’s lots of it in history.

Historians have long claimed that history repeats itself. Actually, it is not difficult to notice it yourself if you can spend some hours studying history. However, what is less examined is why this repetition happens in the first place. This article hopes to give some food for thought on the matter.

History has been a boring subject for many students in primary school and beyond. This gets more noticeable if one considers the way it is often taught: history classes usually require memorization rather than learning. However, as with all things in life, we can use everything for our growth, including history reading.