Karissa Craft, a freshman here at BBC is working in our Admissions department. She is making her BBC Blog debut as a guest blogger this week! Here is her blog “Why Study History?”
Have you ever sat down and thought about how the world could be different if certain events never happened? What would the world be like if Hitler was never in power? What about all the wars we have suffered though? How would life be different?
All those events have created our world today. History literally means the branch of knowledge dealing with past events. Without the events in history our world would be a different place today. We do not realize that our lives are modeled around the events of the past. As President George W. Bush stated, “Our history is not a story of perfection. It’s a story of imperfect people working toward great ideals.”
Although history is made up of imperfections, we must learn from those imperfections. The only way to do that is to study the mistakes of those who have come before us. So the next time you start complaining about sitting in history class, remember your life has been changed by the events you are currently learning. History must be written so those who come later may learn from the mistakes made before.
- Karissa Craft