When people say that we should know our past, some people wonder why. How could looking into the past be beneficial? In some cases, knowing one’s own past can keep people away from big mistakes because someone in their family has gone through something similar. In other cases, it can give people a brighter and clearer look at how wonderful their lives are. Or maybe, it can just make them more comfortable around their own family. A knowledge of one’s family history is important because it can make one comfortable around their family, make one appreciate what they have, and can prevent one from making the same mistakes.
Appreciation, of what one has, can be a reward from knowing one’s own family history. For example, my grandfather has spent most “of his life in an orphanage” (Aceves 1). I take for granted the time I spend with my family, never knowing that some people never had the chance to. Also, people never realize what they have until they see someone who never had it in the first place. Furthermore, as my grandfather was struggling, “my mother dropped out of school” (Aceves 2) so she could get a job and help my grandfather. Going to school is a drag, but it’s a privilege to be able to go. My mom does whatever she can to support my education since she wasn’t able to get it. Finally, to support the family, and our needs, my father “work[s] two jobs going from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.” (R. Aceves). I have all these material items but never cared about how much my parents worked
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Remembering the past is important, your past is how you got to where you are now. The past has helped shape who you are today. Although you can help change your future, the past is unchanged you can never change the past, the past is something that will always be with you, and it’s part of who you are. When you can’t remember the past you will have a hard time preparing for the future. Remembering is important for Jews, and non-Jews because when you stop remembering your past you start to lose your identity, and can’t learn from yours, or others mistakes.
I don’t know how to drive, but I’ve heard that your rearview mirror is extremely important, as is history. It’s like looking behind you, or that phrase, “How do you know where you’re going, if you don’t know where you’ve been?” History can be boring, but generally when it’s boring, it’s probably being told wrong. People and stories are interesting and they make up who we are, and we need them. If we toss out that mirror (our history), we’re likely to back-up into something nasty or get rear-ended. The moral is, if we know our history we can avoid making some large mistakes, because we’ll be able to see a little
For a majority, it’s unequivocally simple to pinpoint what you don't have, but difficult to appreciate what you do have. Nevertheless, that is just one of the various drawbacks to being human, perfection is unfeasible, to the extent it is impossible. Countless things are given to us in life, especially in the midst of our youth,equally, there are immeasurable things we take, some we don't even perceive. An example would be the air we breathe, the air that is as of now being polluted because of us. We take more from the world than we could ever give back.
For example, the author shows how the grandfathers always have something to share with the young, so the author wants people to at least to tell their grandparents thanks for what they done in the past and present so you could make them happy and warm and feel loved. The author in "A Celebration of Grandfathers" also shows how experience will help shape someone's values by passing their values to the reader. For example, the author says it would help if we would all greet our old one's with a kind and respectful
In conclusion, I have a distinctive history, but that same history has constructed a unique individual that has learned knowledge is the basis of it all. Without knowledge that is where ignorance perspectives are born. The greatest thing I have received from my history is the know how that things and people do change. Like my father at the time of need he rose to the occasion, leaving behind his bias towards women. I have changed the cycle of falling into the statistics by proving to everyone that I am able to succeed. To being next to people that have a whole lot more opportunities and privileges than I ever
Why is it important to know the beliefs and traditions of those who came before us? What could happen if we ignore the past? These are two important questions for these stories because they both relate to these questions. I think that it is important to know the beliefs and traditions of those who came before us is because if we didn’t then our lives would be very different from our daily lives now. i think that bad things could happen if we ignore the past, things that could happen are things like our past, our ancestors past and other people’s past could repeat and we would all go through a time loop.
I’ve been given everything that I need to be successful in life thus far. When I was young, I didn’t realize things were different for others. Growing up in an affluent community, you are often shielded from the reality that is life for many people. I think about the the immigrant families and the struggles they face every day and I’m grateful. I think about not being hungry and wondering where and when I will get my next meal and I’m grateful. I think about living in a house with both parents who are educated and working and I’m grateful. I’m also grateful that they have allowed me to travel and see that things ARE different. People all over the world and just six miles away struggle for their existence daily...I don’t, and I am grateful. I also understand that I am not better than others, I am just in a different situation, and for that, I feel grateful and
Life is too short for any individual to make every mistake. We use history to learn where we come from and what the caused events of the past to happen. There must be a strong in depth understanding of what causes events such as the renaissance all the way to World War Two. Creating a strong understanding of the past helps form a guide to make the future better. Human sciences seek the functionality of the human mind in order to reason why people act the way they do. These scientists find ways the mind works in order to
In this essay I will argue that my practice is contemporary by showing 21st century influences. I will do this by discussion of themes and practices of other artists that I am interested in, evaluating the issues they address. In particular Francis Alys, George Shaw and Social Realism.
Every week is the same for a middle schooler. It consists of going to school, homework, sports and hanging out with friends. But what if the norm, schedule, routine, the equilibrium of your daily life was thrown completely off balance? My life fell apart in forty-eight hours and there was nothing I could do about it?
With the prehistory we would be able to know our existence, culture, religion, and ways of life. While history, make us more knowledgeable and rational with our ideas. The existence of the information from the past can help us assess how things work and make action about it. It will guide us with our decision in order for us not commit the same mistake. But most especially, we can identify the origin of our existence. It will teach us how to behave with moral contemplation. Not giving interest in knowing the past will deprive us from acting as a moral individual in socializing with people. Answering the questions of who are our ancestors, where our ancestors came from, why and how we became like this at the present, and what occurrences had influenced our ancestors that affect us now. [ ][ ][
History gives us identity, and this is unquestionably one of the reasons why all modern nations encourage it being taught in some form. Historical data include evidence about how families, groups, institutions and whole countries were formed and about how they have evolved while retaining cohesion. For many Americans, studying the history of one 's own family is the most obvious use of history, for it provides facts about genealogy and, at a slightly more complex level, a basis for understanding how the family has interacted with larger
In society, all believe that past affects the future of an individual whether negatively or positively. It defines individuals and if they can leave their past behind. The past comes to light for all the characters and affects their present lives.
My parents had organised a celebratory evening for my university graduation with a Bachelor of Law and Business. I waited at the door for people to arrive. As many entered I greeted them with a smile and a word of thanks. That night was the happiest I have ever seen my parents. It was like all their plans had worked out.