Fandangocreator Fandango Provocative Question.
Was there a single significant event in human history (which has a huge impact)?
Not one, but many!
There have been innumerable events through out human history, which have changed our direction!
The fragile human existence has always been at mercy of different factors all through human history. There were wars, famine, insurgencies, plagues and epidemics of various deadly diseases which repeatedly wiped out a huge percentage of human population in the past.
Some of these factors were of our own making and the rest were naturally produced.
Did we learn any lessons from the circumstance which were deliberately produced and resulted in huge loss of life?
If we, as human race had learned something from World War I, World War II would not have happened. If the huge loss of life and depletion of economic and human resources had taught us a lesson, we would not be producing nuclear weapons in huge quantities.
We are an incorrigible lot. We refuse to look to past as a tutor. History has always failed to teach us how we should plan our future.
We blithely go to our future, thinking that what happened in the past can never happen again, or that it could never happen to us! How mistaken we are. History keeps on repeating itself, regardless of who we think we are. Regardless of how much weaponry we have accumulated.
So whatever significant events happened in the past, we are still waiting to be taught a lesson!