Oct 17, 2012, 5:30 PM
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Lessons of the Past.
The following quote is an excerpt from the book Distant Shore: A Memoir. It was written by a guy I served with in Viet Nam and speaks to the lessons from that war. When I read them it struck me that they could be applied to just about any human endeavor. Particularly Skydiving. It seems we are hard wired ignore the lessons of the past.
Sparky “History is a consummate teacher. When we look at them straight on, her lessons are pure and without bias, but mankind is a most perverse and inept student. Consequently the lessons of history fall on deft, perverted ears and are lost.” Alvin L. Simpson.