We meet the future on its way through background by way of the senses and memory. Background is everything that has happened within our sphere of awareness. Every new moment in our lives is sifted through background.
We move forward comparing, assessing and averaging our past understandings. The more experiences we have, the larger part memory plays in creating the present. The more memories we have the further into the future we can imagine.
With fewer memories to work from, the senses are more frequently called upon. The young respond to sensory stimulation with spontaneity, creating a fresh future in every moment. Whether it’s the senses or memory that most influence our way in the world depends upon where we are in the time of our lives.