Question asked 3 years ago
Do we really learn from history? Why do we repeat history?

I don't think we often really learn from history.

Here's why we repeat history:

It is not the mere forgetfulness that drives us to repeat history, but the self-delusion that "this time, it would be different".

We may remember what happened in the past as a mere cognitive function, but may deliberately choose and will not to apply it in the current situation, pleading a different circumstance. 

We are our worst enemies sometimes.