Do we live life forwards bur examine it backwards?
Kirkegard was right, I think. We are always moving forward in our lives, looking ahead to each new experience. We anticipate the next new thing in our lives and keep ever moving forward. That is the natural order of life. Time moves forward; so do our lives.
But even as our lives move forward and we live then moving forward, we are constantly reexamining out past and looking for ways to correct our mistakes or to change things we have done in order to make our next experiences better. We don’t just dwell in the past to berate ourselves for past errors or to relive glory-filled days. That would be foolish. But it is not foolish to look back over our past experiences to see how they can affect our future experiences, how we can make our future experiences better by examining our pasts.