How history affects perception
History enables us learn from past experiences but not from the future that is not certain to come. Therefore, ones clear thinking and knowledge is derived from his past experience. And from this experience, we derive history. Perception therefore comes as a result of combining evidence from the past. History at point comes into existence because of perception.
How history affects behavior
An individual’s behavior is usually a reflection on how he/she optimizes chance of survival. Among some of the behaviors are religion, culture, education and politics. Meanwhile history shows ones personal experience right from time conception to where he is presently. For example an individual moving from his past job to look for a greener pasture because of remuneration issues that he believes, could be better than the current job. Assumptions are therefore made that an individual behavior is likely to be shaped by the natural selection process that is history.
How people relate with other cultures
When relating to other cultures, personal space for instance, should always be given proper attention because of the difference in norms. For instance the Arab culture does not allow the concept of sharing space in public compared to the Americans who do. It is therefore good to respect other people culture.
How a government may use historical legacy to gain support from the population
Among many populations, historical legacy is considered important to many governments in different parts of the world. For instance, in America, President Clinton managed to outdo the so called “Regan revolution party” and replaced it with the Democratic Party. The party maintained commitments such as providing for the disadvantaged, supporting the minorities and women and stimulating economic growth. Clinton is not only remembered for his enormous domestic accomplishment, but also creating a nation that emerged stronger under his rule.
Familiarity with world events
Even though we come from different countries with different backgrounds, I consider world affairs to be important because it enables us share information about past historical affairs and gain economic support. More so if a particular country involves itself on issues that is of our national interest. Different representation of the same historical event in different countries has escalated into conflicts’ because of the inability to dialogue and solve the conflicting interest. Constant occurrence of civil wars has also been a major challenge to proper communication.