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Business Insight Presented by Arlington Dermatology Old Memories June 6 marks the seventy seventh anniversary of the D-Day. Hardly anybody remembers that day anymore and we can hardly find those who actually participated in the Normandy battle. Most of them are long gone and only old memories are left with their families and friends. So, why in the 21st century and the age of Internet and social media am I reminding you of the D-Day? Several reasons. First, the entire nation was more united than ever in desire and willingness to conquer the enemy in Europe. Never before or after, all allied forces have accomplished such a great battle, in full agreement and support of their countries. When we think globalism in the 21st century, well, this was a very global action, without calling it names. And America was united behind their troops and among one another. Secondly, the Normandy battle was a victory over a very wide-spread enemy, who murdered millions, among those, who wished to eliminate the entire Jewish population. Many other nations suffered under German Nazis occupation but Jews were targeted for total elimination. Holocaust has been the largest mass murder of the history. We do not know what would have happened to the world if not for the D-Day heroic fights. We owe our grandfathers a lot and we often forget about it. Thirdly, as every generation, we should move forward and look into the future. But learning lessons from the history has always been a crucial part of wise decision-making process. It does not mean that we should copy step by step reasoning of historical events and people from the past. What we should do, however, is to look at their mistakes and their virtues, and identify those that produced progress and victory in the past. One thing I can tell you for sure is that divisions and arguments never resulted in healthy progress; they obstacle it. And finally, as much as I appreciate Internet, you cannot learn history from Facebook or Instagram. You cannot even learn current events and contemporary history from there. Most of the Internet- based sources are subjective and opinionated, and they do not refer to events of the past in a form of historical facts. Our children and young people are very much this generation of instant messaging, immediate actions, often overreactions, and lack of respect for the past. This is very unfortunate. It deprives us all of what could be good lessons for the future. Going into the summer and hopefully some vacation time, planning your attractions, try to go back to the old- fashion way we used to spend some of our free time. Pick a good historical book, whether it would be D-Day, or another 2nd world war story, or perhaps some other historic events of the past. Try to get a book and read it, like in the old times. And think about how some of the events and values from the past are truly still alive and we just choose not to see them. Every field of science, art, literature and sports has its history. History is a sequence of factual events that brought us to where we are today. Shouldn't we know how? Reflection is often missing from our quick thoughts. We move too fast to capture what might be the most important idea for us to move forward. Happy summer reading. Michael Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 | www.arlingtondermatology.net Business Insight Presented by Arlington Dermatology Old Memories June 6 marks the seventy seventh anniversary of the D-Day. Hardly anybody remembers that day anymore and we can hardly find those who actually participated in the Normandy battle. Most of them are long gone and only old memories are left with their families and friends. So, why in the 21st century and the age of Internet and social media am I reminding you of the D-Day? Several reasons. First, the entire nation was more united than ever in desire and willingness to conquer the enemy in Europe. Never before or after, all allied forces have accomplished such a great battle, in full agreement and support of their countries. When we think globalism in the 21st century, well, this was a very global action, without calling it names. And America was united behind their troops and among one another. Secondly, the Normandy battle was a victory over a very wide-spread enemy, who murdered millions, among those, who wished to eliminate the entire Jewish population. Many other nations suffered under German Nazis occupation but Jews were targeted for total elimination. Holocaust has been the largest mass murder of the history. We do not know what would have happened to the world if not for the D-Day heroic fights. We owe our grandfathers a lot and we often forget about it. Thirdly, as every generation, we should move forward and look into the future. But learning lessons from the history has always been a crucial part of wise decision-making process. It does not mean that we should copy step by step reasoning of historical events and people from the past. What we should do, however, is to look at their mistakes and their virtues, and identify those that produced progress and victory in the past. One thing I can tell you for sure is that divisions and arguments never resulted in healthy progress; they obstacle it. And finally, as much as I appreciate Internet, you cannot learn history from Facebook or Instagram. You cannot even learn current events and contemporary history from there. Most of the Internet- based sources are subjective and opinionated, and they do not refer to events of the past in a form of historical facts. Our children and young people are very much this generation of instant messaging, immediate actions, often overreactions, and lack of respect for the past. This is very unfortunate. It deprives us all of what could be good lessons for the future. Going into the summer and hopefully some vacation time, planning your attractions, try to go back to the old- fashion way we used to spend some of our free time. Pick a good historical book, whether it would be D-Day, or another 2nd world war story, or perhaps some other historic events of the past. Try to get a book and read it, like in the old times. And think about how some of the events and values from the past are truly still alive and we just choose not to see them. Every field of science, art, literature and sports has its history. History is a sequence of factual events that brought us to where we are today. Shouldn't we know how? Reflection is often missing from our quick thoughts. We move too fast to capture what might be the most important idea for us to move forward. Happy summer reading. Michael Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 | www.arlingtondermatology.net