If you read ancient history and ancient scripts ... just as do others, you simply follow the words written by ancient men.
I watch a lot of tv and other nonsense. I'm mortal human so nonsense appeals to me.
I didn't say I follow them. I read to educate myself on a given subject to the best of my ability, in whatever area it is directed before making any conclusion. Often, you can understand why some fail and some win. More often than not, failure results because they were unprepared for the task.