I know you have all heard the saying that goes something like "we must learn from the past so we dont repeat it" Can we actually learn from history? History has always been a favorite subject of mine. Besides the idea that "history is written by the victors", something else has been bothering me about history. Say someone experiences a historical event, when they even try to explain it, they are already deceiving or changing the experience by trying to explain it in words. And everyone is going to explain something different, some may be wrong, and some may even be lying. How can we ever find the truth? And if we can, is truth/learning done through studying history or through real life experience, or both?