Last week, I asked my readers to finish the following phrase.
An ounce of prevention is….
The complete phrase is “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
I first heard it as a child, though I don’t remember who first said in my hearing.
What it means is that a little bit of caution in avoiding problems is worth a whole lot of repair work after a problem has been realized.
Taking a little time to think through things before making a decision AND making the correct decision is a lot better than rushing a decision and having to deal with a bad decision later.
Or, a personal favorite…. Taking a little time washing glasses is worth more than a lot of stitching. Trust me. I know! Don’t believe me? Check out In Stitches.
It’s more a philosophy of life than a truism, though it is also a truism. Sadly, I don’t see much of this philosophy in modern day life.
Thank you to those who took the time to answer the question. Be on the watch for the next trivia phrase. There’s no telling when it’ll appear….