Kant commits to the universal validity of the principle of causation as a condition of possible experience. Thus, experience is necessarily a temporal meandering. The subjective succession of apprehension manifests as objective states of affairs. An experience of objective successiveness correlates to a universal entitlement to draw conclusions about something preceding and constraining whatever is perceived as currently prevalent.
“Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe