Where Chronos is quantitative, kairos is qualitative. It measures moments, not seconds. It refers to the right moment, the opportune moment.
Understanding the past in its own terms is neither possible, nor desirable. Yet, anachronism, temporal provincialism, is pernicious
History always constitutes the relation between a present and its past. Consequently fear of the present leads to mystification of the past. The past is not for living in; it is a well of conclusions from which we draw in order to act. Cultural mystification of the past entails a double-loss.