No, history isn’t a pretty face.

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History is a bad word, because history is ugly.

Preferring to sanitize or ignore it, is tantamount to self-hatred.

But.

Sadly we express dismay when we repeat our misteps.

If only history were beautiful and serene…

Strangely enough, if we were to procure the lessons to be had from history, that in itself would be beautiful.

10 Comments

  1. amoafowaa says:

    True. If only we could learn to sift the bad and enhance the good…

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    1. shunpwrites says:

      Alas Mum, but that would be too much like right!

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  2. emersenlee says:

    The ugliness is what prompts most of us to be better…the trick is moving past it…

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    1. shunpwrites says:

      This is an obstacle that humanity has stumbled over for millenia. Now it seems that there is little room for error.

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      1. emersenlee says:

        I so agree…it’s getting even harder now. Everyone is slinging mud. Setbacks instead of moving forward.

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  3. wow -Amen- ‘If only history were beautiful and serene”… yes indeed- maybe we wouldn’t destroy this creation -Powerful blessing to you great writer,write on …

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    1. shunpwrites says:

      You humble me, humbling words from a great writer, thank you my friend!

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      1. more than weclome

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  4. tunisiajolyn84 says:

    I was reading archived newspaper articles from early 1900s and I was amazed at how much of the same issues were being written about then as they are now. Incredible. It makes me wonder if this is just a part of being on this realm, on Earth and then my mind travels to metaphysical theories but I digress. lol

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    1. shunpwrites says:

      I echo your sentiments, this isn’t happenstance.

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