MemberJune 15, 2021 at 5:58 pm::
“Look before you leap” is moral from several children’s stories. A clever fox and a stupid goat is one such tale. The goat jumped into the well without considering how it would get out.
Many times, rash judgments have harmful and unintended repercussions. It’s like leaping into a river without knowing how deep it is or how fast it flows. It does not, however, imply that one should put off making decisions or refrain from taking a position. Rather, before making a choice, one should consider carefully.
To conclude, one must think about things reasonably and logically. Quick judgments, but not reckless judgments, are always desired. Even if one must act on instinct and has no time to consider things through, such as in an emergency, one should still use one’s presence of mind and act. Prudence and fairness should be combined with quick decision-making.
For example, the great conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte made the hasty decision to attack Russia without realizing or considering the country’s harsh and awful winter circumstances. As a result, his soldiers were caught in the snow, and Napoleon’s Iron Guards, whose power he was so proud of, were entirely devastated and obliterated.
Before making a choice or leaping to conclusions, it is always a good idea to think twice. It is important not to hurry into things. Where wise people fear to tread, foolish people rush in. People that are foolish act on impulses rather than applying their thinking. They behave rashly, their emotions dictating and guiding their actions.
Overwhelming emotions impair their ability to reason, and they end up making decisions without any prior thought or evaluation. With their impulsive disposition, they appear to encourage danger and disaster.