Think of it this way . . .
If “hindsight is twenty-twenty,” then surely it won’t hurt to “dwell on the past” just long enough to learn some special things that may help us in the days to come. If “the past is a prolog to the future” and “what goes around comes around,” then I’m pretty sure we can garner some helpful ideas on how to more intelligently handle the time allotted us tomorrow with a certain finesse. Like the ‘Duke’ said,
“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.” – John Wayne
Life lived well offers us opportunity through education and experience to gain knowledge and understanding – which is a prerequisite for developing proper maturity. Then, next, is learning to make new adjustments to old problems. And those two things are parts of the secret to living a well-balanced, successful life.
For as long as you are alive you will have adjustments to make.
Since we don’t live in the past nor in the future, but in the present, now is the time to invest our wits and wisdom well – about life lived, living life now, and living our life in the future. Consider this, then, from Murray Banks:
“Real estate may go down, stocks may crash, and the money you have So earnestly accumulated through the years may melt away, but The investment you have made in yourself, learning more, and enriching your personality, can never be taken from you. It lives on and on, paying dividends throughout the years.”