There is a kind of apriori forwardness to how we process information. Watch a worm crawl around - this is what we are, just on legs, in cars, with cell phones. We are information-processing tubes and because our biological architecture is that of a tube (a mouth, a stomach, an anus) our minds are of an input/relay/output circuit. We metabolize the environment (sensorically) into calories of meaning and into the waste of irrelevance. This anatomy locks us into a perpetual search: everything we crawl through - physically and subjectively - becomes a Way to something else. We project our own teleological trajectories, turning the neutrality of reality into means and ends. We anticipate (i.e. cognize, i.e. psychologically fast-forward to) the future outcomes of our information-processing and then re-cognize the knowledge we have just envisioned as a thought that "occurred."
I just wrote this.
Nothing: time to crawl on.