professornana (professornana) wrote,
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Rear view mirrors

The sermon this weekend was about looking in our rear view mirrors. Of course I began to think about looking behind, about hindsight. I think looking back is different from reflection, though.

Here is the crucial difference; hindsight is 20/20. Reflection is not about 20/20 hindsight. It is about learning from the moments or moments. It is about evaluating, questioning, adjusting, and more.

What did I learn AFTER the fact? What might I do differently the next time? What worked? What did not work? What can I put into place to make it work more successfully?

But looking in the rear-view mirror is a different act IMHO. I use the rear-view to see what is coming up behind me. It is not about reflection; it is about reaction.

Pardon the stream of consciousness here. Spending time traveling does that to my brain. Maybe I will be more coherent tomorrow.
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