Nassim Taleb Wisdom: Stuck in the past is enemy of Progress
Taleb Wisdom: Stuck in the past is enemy of Progress: Today Mr. Nassim Taleb posted a photograph of his home and offered a pragmatic solution to historical slights. Move on!
Nassim Taleb Wisdom: Other Quotes on History
History is useful for the thrill of knowing the past, and for the narrative (indeed), provided it remains a harmless narrative. One should learn under severe caution. History is certainly not a place to theorize or derive general knowledge, nor is it meant to help in the future, without some caution. We can get negative confirmation from history, which is invaluable, but we get plenty of illusions of knowledge along with it.