Why should we try to understand Human history?
Because Human history so far has been a completely blind, instinctive affair, and as a result, we have been stumbling into the same traps, mistakes, crimes, going through helplessly recurring, vicious cycles.
If we do not understand the root cause of this — as we ourselves sleepwalking towards our own civilization-ending explosion — we will sooner or later self-destruct.
“Understanding history” means understanding our own inherent nature that drives us through the vicious cycles, which understanding would give our special Human mind — capable of critical self-assessment, initiating self-change — the ability to guide us towards a different kind of history: when we are in control, here we learn how to act, exist above instincts, even against them.
And we have no better time to perform this shift than now when the increasing existential threat for global Mankind and the amassed historic experience gives us the perfect opportunity.
And when we search for a perfect template for the improved, better path of development we only have to research, map, and adapt ourselves to Nature’s deterministic, relentless evolutionary plan.