O memeories hinder or help people in their efforts to learn from the past and succeedin the present?

plan and write an essay in which you develope a point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning an examples taken from your experiences , observations or readings.

This is an essay from a 17 year old point of view. He believes that past experiences help people to learn and suceed in the present. Typical books that he has read are To KILL A Mocking bird,1984, and the outsiders. there is also a reference to this quote