WHY REAR VIEW MIRRORS ARE SMALLER THAN WINDSHIELDS

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    The past is unchangeable; one can attempt to make amends but starring at history changes nothing. The present is a panoramic appearance of the moment. Applying virtues of acceptance, wisdom, humility and strength, during that point in time, engraves in stone what will exit stage left.
The curve in the road ahead disallows an analysis of the yet to come; plan the plan but not the result.
And so it is with rear view mirrors and windshields; the mirror is meant for a glimpse at what went before. The windshield, contrarily, offers a wide display that is unrolled gradually in front of the spectator; savor each moment with gratitude, awareness, perception and sense. Live in the moment.

English: Rear-view mirror. Português: Retrovisor.

Rear-view mirror

Windshield Cruft

Windshield