The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.
- Winston Churchill
View from the Ferris Wheel
The past and the future are irreversibly connected. This does not suggest that we live in the past, simply that understanding and acknowledging the past brings more clarity into the future. The deeper you look into the past, the more you understand, and the more that you understand, the further you can see yourself going in the future. Wisdom gained from the past equals wisdom for the future. My earliest memory involved chocolate. Fact...today I still like chocolate.