Why History is Important The Study of history is important because we learn from our mistakes, we share a common experience with people that binds us together, our minds store our experiences, and society can build upon past accomplishments. The first, and most significant reason history is important is because we learn from our mistakes. If there were no history then everyone would make the same mistakes over and over. In any job, if you can avoid mistakes you or someone else made in the past then you would run a more efficient working place. An intelligent person would not make the mistakes themselves but learn from other people's mistakes. The second reason history is important is because we share a common experience which binds us together as a country, society, and people.
We can relate with our neighbors, peers, or even someone off the street. We often share the same hardships or happiness as these other people. If we didn't have history than we would not have any thing to share with one another. The third reason history is an important factor in our life is because our minds are store our experiences. Everyone is born with a part in the brain that stores all of the history that you see, hear, and feel. If we didn't have history, it would be like having amnesia and we would not know what was what.
For example, when we have a certain experience like going to the beach for the first time; it's the first time you touch the sand, see waves crashing, or feel the cool salty breeze against your face. That is an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. If you didn't have history or memory then every time you go somewhere it would be like the first time since you don't remember, and you would not have experience in life. The fourth reason history is important is because society can build upon past accomplishments with out having to re-achieve them. We as people make inventions and discoveries. If there were no history then people would not be able to maintain a language since they do not have a memory, and since they don't have a memory they cant store the information (words).
People learn from their mistakes, and build upon other peoples advancements in order to make living easier and more comfortable. We need history to help us live a better life. Now that I think of it, history is one of the most important things in life. Before I thought that history would never effect.
Now I understand the significance, and reason for history.