What Kind of World Do You Want for the 21st Century? Essay
William Faulkner once said: “The past is never dead, it is not even past." This still holds truth today. Decades and even centuries on, our uncomfortable historical …show more content…
Secondly, to make peace with the past, I think all should try interpreting the history from the perspectives of others’. This is similar to what Robert McNamara proposed: “to empathize with your enemy”. The purpose is to raise humane care towards our enemy, and more importantly, to develop a more objective perspective towards history. Mutual hatred, while owes its origin to historical grievances, is often agitated by a narrow and partial view of history.
At last, I think sometimes it is necessary to let go. Why 50 years at war are remembered but thousand years of peace is not? Why should the wrongs committed by the people in the past be paid back by their later generations? And how much do we gain through the belated revenge? The history of European Union has demonstrated to us that letting go historical