Life to be Lived Forwards

It is perfectly true, as philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards. And if one thinks over that proposition it becomes more and more evident that life can never really be understood in time because at no particular moment can I find the necessary resting-place from which to understand it. Soren Kierkegaard

One thought on “Life to be Lived Forwards

  1. Ah, but if you understand the early part of your life at the end of your life, you can communicate that understanding to someone who is still in the early part of their life and might benefit from that understanding. Of course this depends on how much commonality their is between your life and theirs.

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