Anticipating Surprises

“At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” (Ps. 16: 11)

Growing Dominion, Part 160

“A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished” (Pr 27:12).

A prudent man sees it coming. A prudent man is not quick to defer maintenance. There are certain things coming which are predictable and scheduled, and others which are predictable but unscheduled. Just because something is unscheduled does not mean that it is not predictable. A business that depends on a fleet of cars needs to take into account the fact that the vehicles need maintenance, as well as the additional fact that a certain number of repairs will have to be anticipated as well—even though the breakdowns are not scheduled. A prudent man sees all this. You don’t have to tell him twice. But the simple pass on, expecting tomorrow to go swimmingly, just because today did.

(via the cleverly titled Blog and Mablog)

This one makes me think “so am I prudent or simple?” Sadly, I don’t fare as well as I’d like to…


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