One of the most important lessons parents can teach their children is the natural consequences of their actions. If you do “A,” the most likely result is “B.” Children armed with this knowledge are more likely to make life decisions that lead to successful and positive outcomes. In addition, with maturity should come the understanding that not every choice leads to success and that one must be willing to accept the responsibility for failure as well as victory.
How incredible it would be if nations could learn these same lessons. Imagine the progress mankind could achieve if we stopped using the same erroneous facts, flawed logic, and an ignorance and denial of historical truth to expect different results from similar actions.