The bridge between past and future is built by facts. A person's origins are like the foundation of a building and the point of departure for construction. The bricks are one's actions: the projects, ideas, events, and successes of each day. Relations, competence, and continuous updating are the work tools.
A good foundation. Solid bricks. Accurate tools
By three methods we may learn wisdom:
first, by reflection, which is noblest;
second, by imitation, which is easiest;
and third, by experience, which is the most bitter.