History is said to be about the past but as time goes on I discover that history is actually also the future. If you ask me I think it is a great forecasting tool. History tells you what will happen if you make decisions that have been made in the past, the results will never change. Like Albert Einstein said “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.)
So history tells you what exactly will happen if you do the same thing over and over again. History might not give you the specific details but it will surely give you the basic result time and time again. This applies to everything we humans do, for example, something as simple as preparing for an exam or a job interview. If you don’t do the necessary preparations (if you don’t do the work) then you will not get the positive results you want and will keep getting the negative result time and time again.
So ask yourself, when you get frustrated with where you are in life and why things are the way they are, am I making the same life decisions over and over again? Am I doing anything different?
If one does not learn from past mistakes then one is doomed to repeat it.