"We don’t know very much of the future
Except that from generation to generation
The same things happen again and again.
Men learn little from other’s experience.
But in the life of one man, never
The same time returns. Sever
The chord, shed the scale. Only
The fool, fixed in his folly, may think
He can turn the wheel on which he turns."
— Thomas Becket in T.S. Eliot’s “Murder in the Cathedral”