“We did the best we could.”
This statement used to irritate me so much. Really? Didn’t they know better?
And no, they didn’t. If they did have access to some future knowledge, they would have made another choice.
We can’t see into people’s minds and understand how they think. The best we can do is see the actions they took.
No one can see into the future. No one has a perfect understanding of the past. And no one can read the minds of others.