“Instruction in world history in the so-called high schools is even today in a very sorry condition. Few teachers understand that the study of history can never be to learn historical dates and events by heart and recite them by rote; that what matters is not whether the child knows exactly when this battle or that was fought, when a general was born, or even when a monarch (usually a very insignificant one) came into the crown of his forefathers. No, by the living God, this is very unimportant. To ‘learn’ history means to seek and find the forces which are the causes leading to those effects which we subsequently perceive as historical events.”
― Adolf Hitler,
History is favorite subject of mine. But most people study history as it is black and white. They think that studying history means to blame a single person for a chain of bad events. No it is not like that. As i will say,
“History is objective study of condition that cause certain events.”
I hear people calling Hitler, Napoleon or any other infamous historical person bad, Yes you can call them bad only if you are not history student. Good and Bad is subjective to each person but history is objective because it is a scientific study.
So if you are a history student please dont talk subjectively but talk objectively about history. Because –
“We are not makers of history. We are made by history”
– Martin Luther Kings.
Thanks for reading this post, I can talk about history all day, may be someday will make post about it, you are free to comment and share your thoughts.
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“History is set of lies agreed upon” – Napoleon.