Andi and Dani
It has been said before that those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it. One thing that makes us, human beings, the dominant species, is our ability to remember and interpret past events in an extraordinary manner. This great feat can also be our Achilles’ heel unfortunately. As simple as it may be to just remember and interpret, Leonardo Da Vinci once said that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. See, the thing is, we all remember significant events fairly well in my opinion. We all are familiar with at least the basics of historical moments, or a good majority of us are, and we know what the general morals to be learned from them are. Remembering, that is the simple part. Sophistication comes when actually applying what we learn and know. Within each of us is the natural desire to beat the odds. As we interpret past events, automatically we figure that we know what our ancestors did wrong and since we know that, we figure that although we will do exactly what they did, we will do it flawlessly, because after all, we see the bigger picture unlike our naïve predecessors.