The following excerpt is taken from George Santayana’s The Life of Reason. You have undoubtedly heard the title of this article before. Well, I am sure that you have heard some version of it. I often hear ‘past’ interchanged with ‘history’ or ‘condemned’ swapped out for ‘doomed.’ You would think that a quote this simple wouldn’t be so easily distorted. Ha ha, maybe that is fate’s way of saying that remembering the past is harder than we give civilization credit for.