> **"The present is the past rolled up for action, and the past is the present unrolled for understanding"** The history of the decisions made in the past certainly have an effect. Taking a peak into the past might give a better perspective on how we could navigate the present to ask — What were the biases and assumptions that shaped those decisions? This might be a helpful precursor especially to see if the same set of biases and assumptions having an impact. An analysis which I generally do at work is to ascertain where the values came from. Values don't usually emerge from the company mission vision statement, it emerges from experience of many others. For instance, at [[Noora Health]], as we work closely with women and caregivers. We believe that the desire to help people we love is universal, and we've been working for a decade to improve caregiver training. Taking this history into account, I was able to get a better perspective from the policy around family forming which Noora Health had recently shared that provided financial assistance that's meant to support them through their own fertility and reproductive care journeys. To be sure, we need history. But we need it in a manner different from the way in which the spoilt idler in the garden of knowledge uses it, no matter how elegantly he may look down on our coarse and graceless needs and distresses. That is, we need it for life and for action, not for a comfortable turning away from life and from action or for merely glossing over the egotistical life. — Nietzsche