Sensei Hoover and Steve Mittman talk about anticipation. Is anticipating something good, bad, or neither? Anticipation leads to preparedness. Preparedness allows one to handle a situation more effectively. It puts time on one's side. Time is the most valuable commodity anyone has. With more time we have more distance. With more distance there is greater security and safety. That equals a greater quality of life. As with everything discussed on Attack Life, Not Others — this applies to everything that everyone may encounter in their day-to-day activities.
Anticipation = Preparedness = Time = Distance = Safety = Self-Preservation = Greater Quality of Life
As Sensei Hoover says in this episode, "Anticipation is what we're supposed to do if the information is available," and also, "Keep your guard up against anything that's going to take your quality of life down."