History is inevitable. The wisest are men who have learnt from their history. Human history is filled with a blend of good and bad moments; events that mark the creation of the present world and as we known it.History is not merely a reminder of crime and man’s dispute with others but also a garden of flowers with each flower possessing a unique fragrance; a space in mind where thousands of saints, artists, warriors, philosophers still live and preach their expertise.
In The Lessons of History, Will and Ariel Durant have described all the good factors about history,giving us a glimpse of human civilisation and the norms that connect us to our ancestors. It makes a relation between us and the people who lived thousands of years ago.
In this book, Durant gives a bird’s eye view of human civilisation. This book is a succession of the 10 volumes “History of Civilisation” and was first published in 1968, making it one of the most thought provoking books of the 20th century and is a must read for any history enthusiast.
As you go along the book, it unveils all the mysteries about human history and connects the species that are thousands of years apart from each other in an emotional yet attractive way. The writer has combined the concepts of social sciences, human psychology and economics in a creative way.
Why is history important?
History allows us to feel connected to our roots and develop a relationship with our ancestors. Only through history can we learn many different lessons necessary for our success and deliverance. History reveals the secrets and opens to us the doors of knowledge we seek every day.
History teaches us that society is a game of survival. The strong will rule and the weak will get oppressed by the forced rules implemented by the stronger society. However, certain events can bring the whole world together to fight and stand for the same cause. This sudden change in the behavior and needs of the entire world will be occurring because of the history and the lessons history has taught us.
Reading duration: 2 hours 38 minutes
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