History: the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events.
History is important because we are the past: we are the sum ofall the events good, bad, and indifferent that has happened to us. This sum product guides our actions in the present.
This is true not only for the one single person (imagine what would havehappened, if you had never met your parents, or had your parents raised you with different values), but for large amounts of people, (even wholes societies) as well, for example imagine how would theEcuador be different, for example, if it had lost the independence battle, or if the English had founded the colonies in South America that became Ecuador?. In both cases Ecuador as we know it would notexist, it would be totally different, another culture, another language, another life.
But there are a couple bad things with the history too, one of the most important issues is that a lot of thingsthat we know about the history, are not true, because the history can be altered for some people benefits, because “Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls thepast” wise words from the writer George Orwell, because you could make the people make what you want: an example for this could be: imagine if the tragedy of 11 September in U.S. were not made byTerrorists, but the government wanted some reason for attack the mid east countries, they altered the history for make the world believe that they wanted to protect their country, but real reason is that theywant the materials that are buried in Asia; in this point the history was changed for the benefit of some people.
But even in this point the history is important, because this would be part of thehistory and based on this events the future would be better because they would take this events like an example for doing better things in the future, an example for this argument is the history of...