The Importance of Historical Backgrounds
History is the best way for people to know about how things began or where they started from. It is essential for people to have the knowledge of the beginning of something or how it came about. Most people believe a certain norm is their original culture because from the time they were born they've found things to be in that particular way. Hence it is difficult for them to believe otherwise.
Therefore the knowledge of something is very important and it's history too. For instance the modern way people dress is not necessarily part of their traditional way of dressing or culture but it is believed to be so because our generation and the generation before us found it in existence. But after we know the history of this particular pattern, we realize we have or had lack of knowledge on it and we believed it to be so because it has been the concurrent norm.
The same notion applies in other stuff: In the case of famous innovative ideas or inventions, there are people with lack of knowledge on their origin and the fact that some inventors are not acknowledged, for example the invention of geometry that originates from Egypt, architecture and engineering having began in the ancient times in Africa e.t.c. Hence history also informs us of our own inventors, scientists, innovators e.t.c that have not been mentioned in the modern day spotlight.
Therefore even in other aspects whether political, economical, social, environmental or cultural, it is very important to have the knowledge of the history or historical background. This is also essential because you happen not to loose the positive aspects of things and preserving what originally belongs to a certain nation or country.
History also helps us understand where we came from and who we are. It also explains how we've come and evolved from the ancient times to the modern day. History is a revelation of the truth about the world and its people. We always have to go back to the past and look for answers, understand a certain concept or a certain event, situation and even to tackle current issues. In most, if not all dimensions of life we do refer to history.