Charles Foster on Living Prudently

All credit to http://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-foster-on-living-prudently

Prudence is a balance of caution and action. It incorporates creativity in thinking of options and tactics, along with a full awareness of the possibilities of deception, self-deception and ignorance. It is simply saying: Life is complicated, and just because I feel something I don’t necessarily know what’s best for me. We must be careful about the boundless ways in which we can delude ourselves: the boundless ways in which the heart can lie. The problem today, and the reason why prudence is my theme, is not that it’s so rare – it’s always been rare – but that imprudence is so honoured.

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