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Posted on: October 18, 2015

There is a saying that goes something like this: Those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat the mistakes of past.

This is a variation of that theme by English poet, Steve Turner.

History repeats itself. It has to, because no-one ever listens.

This is like being myopic and refusing to wear corrective lenses even though you have the means.

Doing this sounds ridiculous, but we do this all the time in other contexts. For example, when someone claims to have a new strategy or product without first researching and attributing its past. Vendors of “educational” wares or enthusiastic but ill-informed trainers do this all the time.

Such behaviour leaves everyone bloodied. Well, everyone except the vendors and trainers who walk away with heavier pockets. Then a new leader or administrator takes over after the previous debacle, does not learn from recent history, and presses the same button again.

Stepping off my soapbox, here is the original CC-licensed photo with which I created the image quote.

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