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Vocabulary: prudence or imprudence
Incidents, and even accidents may happen, of course... and sometimes, nothing can be done against them... Yet, CAREFULNESS, which isn't cowardice, is a great help to make them less frequent, and more unlikely... It enables us to foresee and avoid the unpleasant or dangerous consequences of some actions...
Wearing a mask is being cautious. Trying to think about the Future...
To be cautious
To be prudent
To be careful
|Caution||to be thoughtful|
|To be provident (economical/ frugal)|
foresight ( to foresee)
|To take precautions||tact/ tactful|
to be chancy: to be hazardous, risky, uncertain. /// : to be lucky, fortunate.
to be scatterbrained (birdbrained-US) : to be unable of serious, connected thought.
- (be) Careful what you wish for, (because) you just might get it: (a warning that something that one desires might prove to be problematic or undesirable, were it to happen or come true.)
- If you can't be good, be careful. If you can't stop yourself from behaving improperly, try to limit the degree of risk or danger involved.
- You can't be too careful! : one must exercise the utmost caution and prudence!
- Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise!
- As wise as an owl. (The owl was once a symbol of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, and has endured as a symbol of wisdom throughout the ages.)
- A word to the wise (is sufficient): someone who is wise heeds a warning or a piece of advice, even if it is very brief.
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