Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to
anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
You avoid making things seem worse than they are. You dont
underestimate the downside of things either. You are generally on-target about
how bad things are or are not. This is because you can quickly assess most any
situation and then accurately predict the future state or course of events. Of
course, that is based in part on past experience and on conscious analysis and
estimates. For the most part, though, its fairly instantaneous and automatic.
You can just see how its going to work out. Here, the emphasis is on the
future state and on prediction and not on what happened or even on the current
state. To some extent, you arent concerned with how bad things are. Your
primary concern and attention are on how bad they are actually going to be. You
are always looking down the road.