2 thoughts on “History is always ambiguous

  1. Asphodelia

    So true, we're all taught at school that history is this linear thing, A did X so B was pissed off and killed A and then C got in the picture and went after B and so on. But it's not like that at all, is it. And reality is almost impossible to decipher.

    1. kirk.kittell Post author

      Joking response: it's totally easy to decipher. If you're on the "winning team," then you get to say who killed who, who's the bad guy, who's the good guy, etc. Case closed.

      Less joking: Reality indeed seems impossible to decipher, since we all have our own different realities, i.e., perspectives on what reality is. I'm not sure how teachers would teach that, short of teaching students to be skeptical of everything.


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