From the OP I got the concept.
From what I have seen philosophically applied in life, is either linear thinking, or the acknowledgment that all things are a duality. Which leads to stagnation.
From a further perspective, I cannot walk into a situation without seeing all sides. Holding multiple concepts. Time seems the only catalyst in which one determines the ONE truth from that point on. Therefore it is applied.
I am highly caffeinated right now so I may be off base.