History is a record of man's poor decisions.
We could learn from them but, of course, never do. We will continue to make the wrong choices and wonder how things became such a mess.
We will allow ourselves to be misled by glib salesmen and true believers. We will continue to want things that are not good for us.
We are human. We are imperfect. We will make mistakes.
And it doesn't matter. We live and we die and things go on. Maybe that doesn't matter either.
Who knows enough to make that decision?