Friday, October 07, 2005

The past haunts our future

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
- George Santayana, philosopher (1863-1952)

This quote is often used as a level to encourage people to learn
history. Yet the importance of the message is lost unless the proper
stress is place where it needs to be.

It's not history itself that must be studied, but the history of human
behaviour. That is, history is replete with examples of situations
where if a person does THIS, THAT is likely to result.

This, the consequences of certain actions or behaviour, is something
that can be taught, that should be taught.

It must be taught in order for us to reduce the level of social
problems we endure today.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social
Problems,' striving to teach people to consider the consequences of
their behaviour before they find themselves in serious trouble.
Learn more at

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