In The Loop – June 24, 2022

A Trip to the Bushnell Theater and Today’s American Dream

Last night I saw Hamilton the Musical at the Bushnell Theater in Hartford and one word – amazing! The production was mindboggling with the size of the cast, and the modern and upbeat song and dance it captures your attention. But as we were heading home I started to think about the lesson learned by telling that particular story.

What popped into my mind was the quote – ‘Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.’ According to those in the know, the quote probably comes from writer and philosopher George Santayana, and it originally read, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

The sentiment that history repeats aspires us to reach for common sense to examine and resolve our differences and plan for our futures. It suggests that we learn from our mistakes and the mistakes of others as we apply new knowledge and reach out to new audiences to expand what we know and how we solve the issues of the day…KEEP READING…

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