Câu trả lời mẫu cho câu hỏi: Is it true that modern society has much to learn from the past?
Absolutely. First of all, learning history may help our society understand that some of the things that we are doing today once caused empires to fall into ruin and civilizations to collapse. Plus, I’m convinced that the past causes the present. I mean events in the past have made us what we are today. So any time we want to know why something happened, whether it be a shift in political party dominance in some country, a major change in the teenage suicide rate, or a war in some part of the world, we need to look further back to identify the causes of the change or event. And we don’t need to go far in the search for proof. The evidence is everywhere. We live in societies with complex cultures, rules, traditions, values and religions that have not been created on the spur of the moment. They were created in response to something which happened in the past. Also, communities speak languages that are inherited from the past. And, of course, nowadays people use many things that were invented in the past. If our ancestors hadn’t invented, say, the wheel and the internal combustion engine, we would probably still travel on horses or on foot.