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Essay Why Do We Study History People live in the present They plan for and worry about the future History however is the study of the past There are so many pressures and worries about the present and future planning why bother caring about history When there are so many other fields of knowledge that can educate you for future like math and science why insist on history And why urge many students to study even more history than they are required to History is actually a very important subject Two major reasons why we study history are to learn from the past and to avoid mistakes from happening again First of all history offers a lot of information about how people and societies behave and act We need to understand people who thought and acted differently than we do in our own time Understanding the mores and behaviors of people and societies is almost impossible by just examining current scenarios and lifestyles You need to know what happened in the past to understand why people act the way they do right now By just looking at countries and religions right now you cannot understand anything For example the Hindu and Chinese religions are very strict on education and ethics A lot of people question why they are so different and why they think that way If you look at their histories you would understand the values and core of the culture were born that way Confucius is the wise all-knowing educator and teaches to all That is part of the Chinese religion and philosophy and that is why the culture believes those customs and acts that way The Hindu and Muslim religion do not allow women to wear many types of clothing that are worn today in the Unites States Also there are a lot of arranged marriages and customs Many people think that is absurd and weird However people do not understand
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