1. History grounds us in our roots
History helps ground each and every one of us in our roots. The best part about embracing an identity comes with sharing qualities, traditions, and philosophies of that culture with others. Studying history gives us insight into why our culture follows certain things. It also throws light on the past and makes us know how it has been shaped it into what it is today.
2. History helps us understand change
History could be defined as a continuous documentation of our past. It also throws light on great triumphs and grave mistakes. It illustrates victories and tragedies at the same time with one thing leading to the next. We start understanding the nature of change by examining chains of events. We study how one small occurrence sparks countless and invaluable incidents or the ones devastatingly large ones triggering panic for the smaller ones.
3. History reveals patterns in our pasts
History helps us understand the patterns arising in our shared timeline. It repeats itself and hence we definitely have the time to learn from so many mistakes made by us in the near past. If we are aware of the politics and the human nature behind historical events, we can better draw parallels between what happened then, and what is happening now
4. History provides a foundation for activism
We can tackle the kinds of political or social reform we want to see happen by firmly grasping on history. History gives an insight into how certain laws and societal standards can impact on different type of people.
5. History makes us learn new things
History is long, and has endless collection of stories, lessons, and philosophies to learn. Hence it is important.