When I first heard that line I thought what a stupid line. You should be prepared and plan for the future, or at least the very least plan for what you´r going to do tomorrow. But the next second I had a next thought, which was what a stupid thought was the first thought I had.
Yes, whatever happened yesterday it is history. In the pure term since you can´t go back in time and reverse your actions or words. So that brings you to the next day which whatever you have done or said you don´t really know what the outcome might be in the near future. You might have an idea about it and be prepared but you can´t be 100% sure. So the unknown unknown factor enters into play.
Quick example. In my younger days, not that I´m old now, I´m 31, but in my early twenties I screwed a girl and a couple of weeks latter she´s telling me she´s pregnant. I jumped on a boat and started to paddle my way to the North Pole, maybe see Santa Clause in the process. Problem, it was too far away and my arms where sore of so much paddling so I decided to return back and confront the situation. I did pee myself in the process I have to admit. I say, take the test I´ll go with you. And mind you I knew this girl from a couple of weeks, a fuck buddy you can say. So out we go, she´s more reluctant than I am. Which got me thinking, either she´s making this shit up for some machiavellian principles in her nutty head or she´s doesn´t really know and she´s scared shitless. So that makes two of us. We go in the clinic we come out the clinic. I´m smiling and she´s pissed. The reason she said it, because she saw me with another girl. So she basically wanted to scare the shit out of me. Which she did by the way. She wanted to get back at me. I thought, wasn´t you who said nothing serious here? And then, my happy thoughts of still being a single 20 something year old with no hard commitment like taking care of a little monster turned into anger. I wanted to choke the girl, right there in the middle of the street but there where too many people around so I couldn´t do it.
Now, then there are external factors that are completely out of your hands. So you have to have a basic war plan if you will, and role with the punches, adapt. Being a bad thing or a good thing that comes your way. Maybe luck comes your way, and you have to be smart enough and be prepared enough to recognise it, seize it, and take advantage of it. A lot of times luck comes our way and we´re not even aware of it. Some tragedy, or bad things might come your way you also need that basic war plan to be prepared for it mentally. But you really never know what tomorrow will bring you.
Just another random thought.
Stay Frosty gents and gentesses.