Historic events always teach us lessons. For example, in the past, people use violent methods to solve problems. However, the violence didn¡¦t help them solve the problem. Therefore, nowadays we seldom use the same method. We don¡¦t want to hurt each other anymore, so we use peaceful method to solve the problem. As a result, histories are valuable to us in the present.
Another reason I disagree with the statement is we can acquire knowledge from the past. People in the past made a lot of valuable and significant inventions. For example, Edison invented light, Wright brothers invented airplane and Ford invented car. These inventions and knowledge has a great impact in the present. The knowledge give us a easier and better life.
In conclusion, I believe that learning about the past is useful and important to us in the present. The reason for that is history can always teach us lessons. In addition, we can acquire knowledge from the past. Moreover, learning history is to show respect to the people in the past. Without their efforts, we wouldn¡¦t have a comfortable life, which we are enjoying right now.