Learning history is one thing. Making it is different. And so is understanding it.


At school, most of us learn what’s happened in others’ countries.


However, it is only when we get the chance to meet the people who have made parts of this history that we are able to realize how real it is.


See, meeting and talking with a refugee is different from reading books about them.


Everything becomes more dramatic and more real.


In this regard, people are living pieces of history.


And this is wonderful.


Learning history through social encounters, for this reason, feels better than reading books.

October 26, 2020