The humanities are the study of how people process and document human experience. As soon as humans were able, we have used philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history and language to understand and record the world we live in. The ancient Greeks were among the first to use the humanities to educate their citisens. Knowledge of these records of human experience connect us to those who have come before us, as well as to our contemporaries of different cultures.
Nowadays, we have a lot to be thankful to the work of past humanities scholars as they have preserved the great accomplishments of the past. The past is a valuable tool to understand the world we live in and imagine what the future will look like.