On the 11th of November we rightly remember those who died in two world wars and in other conflicts since. But what do we remember?
- The loss.
- The sacrifice.
- The Horror
- The waste.
Yes. All these. So we should.
All too often we fail to remember:
- the folly.
- the mistakes.
- the lessons we could have and should have learnt.
- the lessons we still could learn.
Here are some of those lessons:
- Do not keep repeating the same mistakes
- Do not look for scapegoats when things go wrong
- Do know who you can trust
I have written in more detail about these lessons and many more in my book: “Be Victorious!: Lessons from World War I for Business and Everyday Life” . https://www.createspace.com/4875614
But whether you read the book or not, do not let all the sacrifices be for nothing. Let us all learn the right lessons in our own lives and let us hope the generals and politicians learn the right ones too. Sadly it was not the War to End Wars.