In all cultures HISTORY is preserved too well...why ???not only the culture we belong to we also need to know about other cultures as in study their history. ..
It's a practice but why are historians not in as much demand as inventors especially the innovative creative minds? ??
As history has its limited but vital use in living present and designing future only upto an extent that past mistakes aren't repeated and past winning stategies could be further improvised it serves ABSOLUTELY NO OTHER PURPOSE.
Similarly people who keep past wounds alive by pricking it at regular intervals is only pushing them more and more into the darkness of self mourning and narrowing the world upto their personal lives.
All those who are alive today have a YESTERDAY which was either good or bad but except its few glances it has no big use.
Thus....Past is USELESS OR RATHER USE IT LESS......
so that after extraction of useful ingredients it has to be trashed in the mental trash can for good.
Let's stop putting ourselves and many others into an agony by narration of past events as it steals away the present productivity. .
Make a mental or physical note of past smartness and foolishness and compartmentalise it accordingly for future formation. ....