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Historical Humility

SHOUT IT FROM THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN, or earn trust quietly

Smith Rock, a place for silence and shouting

Do you trust the idea of History?  If so, it’s because History has always been there.

Trust erodes when History becomes a tool to create a new context for events, but it’s up to you to know the difference.

When you hear shouting from the mountain tops, History isn’t the topic.  The latest and greatest shout for attention.

History takes a different path, if you call mainstreamed information sources different.

In terms of automobiles, History is not this years model.  Instead of an SUV with electric windows, climate controlled seats, and enough cup holders to safeguard a twelve-pack of Yoohoo after a soccer game, History is a Ford truck on a dirt road.

It’s there when you need it.

You’ve seen the History of English, the History of Math?  When History accompanies a subject you know it’s important.

The history of a place, your place, makes it personal.  What’s more important than that?  

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