We are constantly looking ahead. Looking forward to the next paycheck, to the next weekend, saving up for the next big thing, next vacation, etc. We often think happiness can be found in the "next" but what about looking in the past?
“Growing up, I never understood why some kids would be rewarded for doing the bare minimum, but now I get it.” The beauty of hindsight is it allows us to gain an understanding of things we previously were ignorant of. The frustrations of the past are swept away and replaced with a deep wave of empathy for why situations turned out as they did. Hindsight is a cheat code that allows us to take the future knowledge and apply it to the past, while desirable for the present moment, it is a matter the manipulation of fate to decide how the present turns out.