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Learning from History

by Jude Christoper Roxas on 10th June, 2011 at 2:13 AM CEST

Here at ChallengeFuture, we are one of the ambassadors for the future. But let us not forget that most of us learn from experiences and use the past experiences to do more things for the benefit of the future. So in this WHT, I invite everyone to join me in the rewinding our time to see the past that brought so much positive change for the future.

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Allow me to have a personal reflection of what has happened in the Philippines even before  I was  born. 

The People Power Revolution is where people gather to have a revolution to the government in order for them to have determined government leaders who can serve them as to what they want to be served. The Filipinos believed that they deserve the right rulers for our country because in every second of our lives, we put all our efforts in every thing that we do, therefore, giving emphasis to every situation that our country is facing. 

“FREEDOM!”. This was the cry that flooded EDSA and the entire mini EDSAs all over the Philippines. Freedom taken by the Marcos Regime when the president himself declared that the Philippines was under martial law, where every move is limited, where every word is counted and with every feeling is disrupted.

But that is all because, the Filipinos who experienced those difficulties before did let their voices be heard. They marched as one and did shout as one nation in order to regain the well-built Philippines. They made everything that needs to be done in order for them to meet the more productive and peaceful country that they want to have for themselves and for the future generations to come, like for our generation. Without them, I don’t know what will happen to everyone right now. They fought for their rights not with guns, not even with pride and unmistakable prejudice but rather, they fought with their own hands and power and that made People Power won. That made the Filipinos regained whatever was lost to them. 

This is just one of the many things that pushed through cooperation, peace and progress all over the Philippines that opened many doors to whatever we are facing now. I cannot deny the fact that in that particular scenario in the past, a better Philippines was discovered, nurtured and shared.

So now, please share some things that happened in the past in your country where you believed brought forth many good things that your country is enjoying right now, for after all, who says that we cannot learn something from the past? 

Love from,

Jude, Philippines (C:F Writer, Action Team #2)

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Jeong-Min AN

Jeong-Min AN | Action team

It makes me think again. Likewise, in my county, South Korea, there were revolutions and protest for democracy and individual freedom and right 20years ago and even now! Sometimes we forgot those people's sacrifice and endeavor. Thanks for them, we can be here and try and challenge for the better furture. couldn't agree more we can learn from the past. Cherish the past and history. :)

10th June, 2011 @ 4:28 PM CEST



The independence of my Country, Nigeria and the wonderful heroes that fought for Our freedom makes me think of what I can do for Nigeria and not what Nigeria can do for me.

The history of Nigeria will always be with me and never be forgotten.

10th June, 2011 @ 9:11 PM CEST

reena kataria

reena kataria

every country hs gr8 history...gr8 lessons...gr8 people

even in india we faught for our freedn yrs ago...n ryt nw fightng wt courptn n othr problms...

wt i ve learnt d change wt u wnt in othrs....

dr r two kind of peopl ....

1.. who just sit n talk about d problems n blame othrs
2..who standup n tk resposiblity

choose wt u wnt to b...need help ...look at d histry ..u ll find answrs..

18th June, 2011 @ 7:19 AM CEST

İpek Kuran

İpek Kuran | Action team

Each country has its own history and of course its heroes, but on the other hand I always think that this nationalism issue, what if we think about a world without nations? Wouldn't it be better? In that case no body would die for a flag.... But on the other hand if there MUST be nations, there will be countries who stand for imperialism and and there will be countries who make war for their own freedom against both those powerful countries and the people who governs them. It could have been too complex but, as I said at the beginning, do people have to die for a flag? And most of the people can say it easily but I think it is more than words, I don't think that they can sacrifice their own lives as they tell so easy with their words...

20th June, 2011 @ 9:18 PM CEST

İpek Kuran

İpek Kuran | Action team

And as we go on saying My country, or My religion, or My race, etc. there will never be peace on earth.
Otherwise, in a impervious system of the world, revolution, wars for freedom, peace ect. requires respect and I always appreciate them.

20th June, 2011 @ 9:26 PM CEST

reena kataria

reena kataria

other is not other but he is my devine brother....

self respect n same respect for d devine brother n dn there is no problem

22nd June, 2011 @ 3:18 PM CEST

Lyuba Guerassimova

Lyuba Guerassimova

I so much agree with İpek, what if the idea of nationalism had not been born? Would there be less conflcits now? Probably. Yet power is probably quite deeply ingrained in the human psyche, and power, after all, corrupts. Do you believe people are inherently prone to abusing their power? Because if yes, even without nationalism we will always find a way to fight each other... :/
Oh and by the way, we here at this platform might be inspired by history and try to learn form it, but from what I've seen so far, humankind in general does not learn form history - or perhaps does not want to do so...

1st July, 2011 @ 12:58 AM CEST

Muhammad Jehangir Khan

Muhammad Jehangir Khan | Action team | CF Chapters

this is really awesoum. reminds me of those all old stories...

30th July, 2011 @ 10:12 PM CEST

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