Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and assignment below:
People tend to consider the past unimportant. After all, why waste time dwelling on what has already happened? There is no way to go back and change events or their outcomes. But his way of thinking is wrong. People are too focused on the present; they should pay more and closer attention to past events. The lessons learned from examining the past are much more valuable than any lessons that people can learn from the present.
Do people learn more from examining events in the past than from focusing only on the present?
Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
2. 审题关键词：past, present
正：History tends to repeat itself. If we can learn from the past, we can prevent the mistakes people made in the past from happening.
反：Situation changes continuously. We can only change our action according to the change of situation.
补：What people learn from history is that they learn nothing at all. – Hegel