The one thing we learn from history is that we do not learn from history. (Georg Hegel, 18-19th century German philosopher)
Have we not learned from that often quoted observation by George Santayana, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Why is it that we seem to ignore the lessons of history and make the same poor judgments again and again? Is it a matter of pride that we think we can do better this time because we know so much more? Better to humbly learn.
These things happened to them as examples for us. They were written down to warn us who live at the end of the age. (1 Corinthians 10:11)