10 Mistakes People Make with History (plus 1 bonus)
10 Mistakes People Make with History (plus 1 bonus):
1. Are ignorant of history / the past.
2. Believe revisions of history (false accounts) versus history itself.
3. Try to change history for political correctness sake.
4. Don't go to the primary sources to understand history (believe whatever a College Professor / secondary source says about it).
5. Overlook that history repeats itself.
6. Twist the historical record for ill-gotten gain.
7. View history through rose-colored glasses.
8. Are unwilling to come to grips with / face up to what happened in the past.
9. Overlook how personal bias affects the conveyance of / how one explains history.
10. Forget to look at history through the lens of context.
BONUS Don't learn from history (to know where you're going you need to know from whence you've come).
(Sphinx via pixabay)
by Mike C (aka blog boy)
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