Nothing takes you away from dwelling in the past or agonizing about the future like living in the present” – Roy T Bennett, The Light in the Heart.
As we bring another calendar year to a close, we look back at what a year it has been. It is important to reflect and to learn from the past. In reflection, we are often amazed at the events that we experienced and how much different they were then we might have expected. This reflection process is where knowledge is truly gained. Knowing the power of hindsight bias allows us to better handle the unpredictable future. As is typical with most people, we have now mentioned the past and the future without a word about the present. This time it was not done on accident. We are going to use this final newsletter of the year to appreciate the present.