There are some good, solid lessons we can take from our ancestors. Books and museums are filled with them. We do not have to invent the wheel all over again! Let us take some time to consult the knowledge and experience that is already gathered by our predecessors before we start working on a problem. In the most literal interpretation of this cast we might even want to just ask our parents or grandparents about their view on the matter!
Don't just read the future; help create it!