We should study history for a number of reasons. Despite what many think, history is actually fascinating. It gives us an important background on how our society and way of life was created. It also teaches us valuable lessons that were both good and bad for society. It is thus important to learn the lessons of the past so that we do not make the same potentially hazardous mistakes in the future. If those mistakes were repeated, then it is possible that an entire civilization could potentially collapse from such dangerous repetitons. The study of history is also important because it helps to explain the reasons behind why things are the way that they are today.