“Do we live life forwards, but examine it backwards? This is something the philosopher Kikergard pointed out long ago.
Do you agree? If you do, isn’t this odd? It seems we’re likely to make many mistakes in basing our future, which is forward thinking, entirely on the past, which is looking backwards”
I think we often do live forwards based on backwards analysis. Of course at times the challenge is to try to live in the present. I do not think it is odd to live life forwards and examine it backwards. It is essential to analyze what we have done in the past and how it worked out. We have to try to decide what we are satisfied with, what we think worked, and why it worked. Then in making strategic decisions for our futures we must determine whether or not the strategy we are considering will have a good chance of working out the way we hope it will. If we did not try to connect the dots, how can God help to instill us with wisdom?