Pieces Of The Past

Very often we want to know what will happen in the future. This is probably the main purpose of knowledge: to foresee the outcome of certain events and of possible doings. So that we are able to do the right things at the right time in order to achieve the best results.

It is generally assumed that the outcome of many processes is predictable (as long as nothing unforeseeable comes in the way). So, in a sense, these processes are already done. They are past, pieces of the past.

That is why we study past events: to gather more and more pieces of that kind, pieces that are certain, pieces of knowledge. These shall help us to build the future that we want.