It's weird to think back and realize that throughout history no one knew what they were doing. No one was more aware of the consequences of their actions in the long term than you or I are. A small action made thousands of years ago can still have a big impact on what happens today.
People on Reddit were asked: "What was the single biggest mistake in all of history?" These are some of the best answers.
1. There's a movie about this!
Whoever rejected Hitler's art school application.
2. We will feel the effects of this for generations
The Chernobyl meltdown. Such a huge [screw] up. Such irreversible ramifications.
3. Such a tiny thing to have such a big effect
Well, the Byzantine Empire came to an end at the Battle of Constantinople. They lost because somebody accidentally left a small gate into the city open.
4. We should've all just stayed in the garden
From a religious standpoint, Eve eating the damn forbidden fruit. We could all be roaming around carefree and naked without any pain in childbirth but noooo now we have to have jobs and do other stupid [stuff] because were "intellectuals".
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