An interesting insight I had from watching NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” was that many people don’t know much about their ancestors starting as recently as their grandparents’ generation. I find it interesting because I think it says a lot as to how quickly we forget our lessons from generations passed. If we don’t know our own great grandmother’s name, how do we expect to remember what her life taught us about the choices we should make today. This is why we were so quick to forget the lessons of the Great Depression causing us to land in a Great Recession not even a century later. It’s when we are lulled to believe that history won’t repeat itself is exactly when it does. So we should not forget the lessons from our past but build upon them.
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