Sunday, September 1, 2013

All of Life's Important Questions Can Be Asked Once You Know Your History

Without a sense of history, you don't even know how you got to where you are....


This provides context. Who are you? How did you get here? You can't start to answer until you have a sense of the flow of the people that came before, and the people that came before them and on and on.

Whether one's cosmology is creation or evolution, recorded history of man began in the Mesopotamia valley about 6,000 years ago. From there, civilization and recorded history began. Women begat children, and those children had children, and on , until you were born. Who were these people? What did they think? How did they feel? What circumstances did they endure? And what skills, attitudes, and faith did they carry in their genes that allowed them to survive to the point where you were born? You carry those same genes and heritage.

And what of the countless family lines that have died out? What mindsets, circumstances, and fate decided the doom of some over the perpetuation of another? You and I came from the survivors. Will these elements that carried people in history carry the future? And what affect will we have had once our lives are history and future people either survive or die?

Having a grasp of the flow of the causes and effects that have occurred up until your lifetime provides a context for understanding in which all life's important questions can them be asked and the answers pursued.

Mitch Sanders
March 14th, 2002

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