I need to become more prudent.

and learn not to react so quickly.

I need to become more prudent,

and slow down my thoughts and think first,

before I speak too much and too fast.

I need to become more prudent

and learn to become a better listener

and listen more.

When I speak,

I am speaking of what I all ready know.

When I listen to others,

I can learn what they know.

When I listen to others,

I can learn what I do not know.

I need to become more prudent,

and slow down my impulsivity,

so I will have better judgement

and will make less mistakes.

Prudence often prevents mistakes,

and reminds us

to listen

and to learn.

Prudence allows us to process our thoughts

with a greater understanding.

A healthy prudence

leads to a healthy action.

Prudence has become my new favorite word.


The step between prudence and paranoia is short and steep.

Prudence wears a seat belt.

Paranoia avoids cars. 

Prudence washes with soap.

Paranoia avoids human contact.

Prudence saves for old age.

Paranoia hoards even trash.

Prudence prepares and plans.

Paranoia panics.

Prudence calculates the risk and takes the plunge.

Paranoia never enters the water.

— by Max Lucado

 

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