In this essay, I will show why facing the future is homologous to accepting the past, how the past have preserved our existence and impacted the world we live in. I will begin by explaining what the past and the future means and their relativity. I will then show how the events of the past has preserved human’s existence. I will explain how the knowledge from the past has positively impacted our lives and the world around us. Finally I will explain how the past has created Platform for future decisions.
I will begin by explaining what the past means .the past can be defined as “gone by or elapsed in time having existed in, or having occurred during a time previous to the present” (dictionary.com). While the future is defined as “existing or occurring at a later time, something that will exist or happen in time to come” (dictionary.com). The past is a word that is used to define activities or events that has happened years ago or even a moment ago like the FIFA world cup that just ended in Russia (2018) with France lifting the cup. The future is an event that will occur or exist in time to come like the 53rd Super Bowl that will occur on February 3, 2019. The past and the present are related with time , time serves as a connection between the past and the present and its used to mark events in the past in the form of history and the events in the future in the form of predictions.
I will Show how the events of the past has preserved human’s existences like the Case of the nuclear bomb that was dropped in Hiroshima and Kawasaki in Japan in world war 2 lead to the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Act that imposes Sanctions on persons who Contribute Knowingly through the export of nuclear related goods the objectives was to strengthen world peace and international security, Conscious that nuclear war would have devastating consequences for mankind. The effect of World War 2 also Show that democratic government are able to respond to crisis and it not necessary to be a dictator when times are hard. The outbreak of world-ending diseases like The Black Death, 75 to 200 million people in Europe in the years 1346–53, Marburg Virus According to the World Health Organization, Marburg Virus Disease is as severe and highly fatal disease caused by a virus from the same family as the one that causes the Ebola virus, Ebola which everyone has heard of that other African hemorrhagic fever, due to recent and ongoing outbreaks, Swine and Bird Flus, Spanish Influenza, SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) that is so easily transmitted (through droplets released when a person coughs or sneezes, up to 3 feet away) and others are disease that has threatened the existence of Mankind in the Past has been taken Seriously by the world creating World Health Organization and other health organizations to help checkmate these diseases like the Ebola Vaccine created for the Ebola Virus, the use of Antibiotics to cure Black Death and for diseases like SARS that has no Cure Preventive measures are given to the public. Once again the events of the past has prevented human extinction in form of prevention measures, vaccines and Cure and Control for these events that could wipe out Mankind.
I will now explain how the knowledge from the past has positively impacted our lives and the world around us. Education is gotten formally and in formally over all education is the Knowledge accumulated through time in form of Carvings on Stones, scrolls to passing of experience an ideas. It is the general social process by which human beings acquire the knowledge and skills needed to function in their culture
Through knowledge according to Education promotes health “health has improved like Education is reducing the case of HIV/AIDs. If every child in the world receives a primary education, seven million cases of HIV could be avoided in the next 10 years. A secondary education lowers people’s risk of HIV by 75 percent. Such a strong correlation has been seen that education is considered a “social vaccine” for girls in avoiding HIV” (borgenmagazine.com).Another Knowledge that has be acquired from the Past and passed through time is religion. Religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are biggest religions in the world. Religion although having its own negative effects like creating Conflicts between people of distinct religion like the Case of ISIL (1slamic State of Iran and the Levant) a Salifi jihadist terrorist organization that has taken so many lives because of their Religion’s believes. Religion has also had positive impact like that bring people together, gives them a community for supporting each other, and focuses their attention on God, gives people morals and positive instructions to abide to. Most religion deliver messages of love, Kindness, hope and peace for example Buddhism says “Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful”. – The Buddha, Udana-Varga 5.18. Christianity says “In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets. – Jesus, Matthew 7:12. Hinduism says “This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you. – Mahabharata 5:1517. Islam says “Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself. – The Prophet Muhammad, Hadith Baha’i Faith “Lay not on any soul a load that you would not wish to be laid upon you, and desire not for anyone the things you would not desire for yourself.” – Baha’u’llah, Gleanings. Most people in this religion try to follow these laws and these laws are also the bedrock of many Countries as we can see in the United States Coin the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. Harry Jaffa, one of the most distinguished Lincoln scholars, wrote in his path breaking Crisis of the House Divided, that President “Lincoln’s interpretation of ‘all men are created equal’ transforms that proposition form a pre-political, negative, minimal, and merely revolutionary norm, a norm which prescribes what civil society ought not to be, into a transcendental affirmation of what it ought to be.” The Created the Spark that led to the end of slavery or involuntary servitude in the America .It is debatable that slavery was abolishes under the cloud of Religion. Now we can leave in harmony have earned opportunities and be free to dream. All these is as a result of Pacts that when made in the past that still govern our present day and probably the future.
Finally I will explain how the past has created Platform for future decisions .Because of the way the world has fared from the beginning of time with the rise of different Empires, wars, famine, and drought the ancient world built walls to prevent possible invasion, reserves, and men that defended their territory. This Same pattern was adopted by the modern world who chose to keep law and order by having committed group of men and women to uphold the law and protect the interests of their nations from internal and external threats. Currently the president of the United States President Trump suggested on Tuesday that the United States create another military branch. “Space is a war-fighting domain just like the land, air, and sea,” Trump said, addressing an audience of Marines at the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego, California. “We may even have a space force—develop another one—space force. We have the Air Force, we’ll have the space force. We have the Army, the Navy” (theatlantics.com). One would argue what is the need of Space Corps in Space? Who win they be fight against? But the real question is why do we have borders we protect here on earth? Looking at earth from there are no borders
And it is clear that humans have different ideas on how the world should work this brings Conflict of interest and war. And the world is fast advancing new invasions like flying cars are now in existence even if it hasn’t been commercialized at the time I am writing this essay one day it will all these new ideas and proposed policies will shape the fabric of the future thanks to the history of the past giving way to the future Policies and innovation.
In this essay, I have shown what the past and the future means and their relativity. I have shown why facing the future is homologous to accepting the past, and how the past have preserved our existence and impacted the world we live in.