The Price of Forgetting Historical Wisdom

We are the product of our ancestors and yet all too often, we do not heed their warnings, their age-old cautionary tales, their distilled wisdom. The dead of our society and their trove of insight, honed over history and experience, are flicked away indifferently. The departed are suddenly snuffed out and they have a voice no longer. We don’t invoke their advice. We don’t direct to them any questions.