How do you solve a problem? Is not the best solution simply preventing the problem in the first place?
Often, wiser ones warn us about watching out for this or that or avoiding this or that. Through trial and error they have learned how important it is to solve problems by preventing them.
Let’s take a look at the debt problem. Wouldn’t it have been better not to have accumulated the debt? Living on credit is not the best way to manage our finances. Living below our means and saving money before buying something has better advantages. We don’t waste money payinginterest. This money could be used to buy something else we need. Definitely preventing debt is a great solution!
Let’s look at the health problem. The hospitals are filled beyond capacity of sick people. There are shortages of doctors and nurses. Pharmacies are everywhere. Doesn’t it make a lot of sense to do things that promote good heath as a solution?
Let’s analyze the population explosion. Too many peoplethat can’t afford to have children are having them. The poorer countries with limited resources are productive baby factories. Wouldn’t responsible family planning be a good solution to the problem of overpopulation?
Let’s take a look at the violence situation. Is not better education and responsible parenting a good solution to this problem? What will the violence in the entertainment field promote and encourage? Would not getting society into a prevention mode be beneficial in schools and the streets?
Wise are the ones that learn to be careful, cautious, and prudent. Wise are the ones that learn to think ahead, can foresee future results of a course, and plan ahead. Wise are the ones that learn the important lesson, that often the solution to a problem is good old-fashioned prevention.