Yesterday was WINDY!! when I walked. So today, in typical “lock the barn door after the horse has been stolen” fashion, I bundled up with a sweater and ear muffs (my ears hate the cold). Of course, I didn’t really need either one; the wind was then, now was warm and still. Funny, though, how my recent experiences color my expectations of what will happen next, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse, sometimes with little effect.
If I try to pay attention to “now” instead of “then” how do my experiences change?
But does it discount learning if I don’t adapt? Maybe. If I take a reading of the indicators and feel “cold” and “WINDY!!“, then pack the jacket and muffs because I learned what not having them is like. But if I just think what it was like yesterday without paying attention, I’ll likely have to lug them unused.