Learning about the past has no value for those of us living in the present. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Nowadays, knowledge about past, present and future is very important in any field. Some people believe that there is no value in knowing the past. At the same time, others disagree with the statement that the past has no importance in people’s lives who are living in the present. So, I disagree to a huge extent with this statement and have discussed my point of view in forthcoming paragraphs.
On the one hand, there are myriad benefits when we learn from the past, which cannot be ignored. Firstly, our past experience teaches new things to us, such as becoming confident and able to perform better etc. Moreover, if someone got a failure in their yesteryears due to mistakes in the present, they all learn new things. Lastly, mistakes also play a vital role in our future as well as the present because failures of our past help us to become successful people in life. For example, if any student did hard work in the study but he or she faced failure in the past, after some time, he or she will definitely get successful.
On the other hand, in a few cases, a person’s past is negatively affected a lot for a person. To begin with, after thinking a lot about my bad past life, it really can affect my present life. In addition, sometimes, due to horrible past memories, people cannot easily focus on their career or job, it becomes a spoiler for many people; for instance, as per a recent survey conducted by Times of India that 79% of people still focused on their past rather than present and future.
To recapitulate, I also believe that learning from the past helps one develop skills, so one can face this competitive world.
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