Yes there are tons of inaccuracies out there; so what, all that says is that History is like any other thing humans do. Besides, we can only separate fact from fiction just so much (especially for events and people long gone). But history can teach us so much more than facts; perspective, trends, mistakes, failures, lies, conspiracies, the little-known heroes, the perpetual nature of human behavior, the futility of conquest, the evolution of cultures and social trends and so much more.
We can contextualize our own experiences having learned that those long gone "aren't so different after all". We can, over time, watch the pendulum swing - way back when just as it does now. Our heritage, the slightings of human bias, traditions, progression and regression of values... on and on it goes.
So whether those tidbits pro-ported to be fact, really are
, is only a minute - virtually insignificant portion. I guess what I'm trying to say here is this:[INDENT]What is accepted as fact
- as we learn here daily - is a matter of perspective, the question asked, context and the motives we sometimes unfairly attribute to the person reporting. History's lessons go so much deeper, and richer, than this.
; By all means!
But don't fall into the trap that says if fact number 2,339,299 of this particular event
is in question, the entire message is therefore without worth - that's two-dimensional thinking (something I think the philosopher should always be on their guard against). I read somewhere, god I wish I could remember where, another thought to consider here: "... don't my lies tell you more about myself than any truth could
Just stuffs to ponder. Thanks