Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. (Helen Keller)
It’s human nature to just avoid anything harmful as much as we can, isn’t it? Don’t stand too close to the edge of a canyon and don’t climb a ladder with broken rungs. Those are easy dangers to avoid. But if we never learn how to handle the dangers we can’t avoid, we’ll never be able to maintain a sense of security and well-being. To be safe, don’t be careless but practice caution.
A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. (Proverbs 22:3)