Editorial

Authors

  • Ioan-Gheorghe Rotaru Professor PhD.Dr.Habil. ‘Timotheus’ Brethren Theological Institute of Bucharest, Romania

Abstract

We consider that there is no present and there is no future without the past, namely, without history, without knowing the past. Talking about history is both easy and difficult at the same time because history provokes an emotional reaction, a sentimental reaction, especially when it comes to local or national history. A nation that doesn't know its history is like a child that doesn't know his parents. We must focus on the present to build a future, but a future cannot be built if we do not know our past. The past or history is the accumulation of human experiences. People are the same now as they were some time ago, but the contexts are different, and these contexts are extremely important because they form history, from which one can learn. The contexts shall be repeated, without finding two similar contexts in history, and that is why they must be well studied and recorded and well understood, without being interpreted according to certain current needs, and if we understand them, then we can learn lessons from what happened in the past, whether we are talking about political constructions, as we are talking today about the fact that democracy was inspired by Athenian democracy, only that it is not the same democracy, because Athenian democracy excluded women, excluded slaves, encouraged slavery, being a completely different kind of democracy compared to what we understand today.

Published

2021-12-26

How to Cite

Rotaru, I.-G. (2021). Editorial. SCIENTIA MORALITAS - International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research , 6(2), ix-x. Retrieved from http://www.scientiamoralitas.com/index.php/sm/article/view/95