A very age old saying goes that an ounce of prevention is obviously better than a pound of cure. This proverb reveals that prevention of a situation is better than finding ways to cure it.
It is easier to stop a mishap or a situation from happening rather than minding it.
Always remember, about the thread theory. If a thread snaps offs, we can rejoin it but there is a knot in the middle.
After some problems, or misunderstandings, it is very unlikely that the relationship can go back from where it started. Because the knot of doubt, suspicion and misunderstanding never seems to fade.
‘Prevention’ and ‘cure’ are two words but they are poles apart in their meanings and interpretations. Prevention is the safer side to ask problems while cure is risky as it is uncertain.
It teaches which cure is risky as it is uncertain. It reaches us to stay in a safe zone and move away from problems as much as we can.
This proverb is a glaring indicator to both the mental and physical health of a person. Often while studying biology our teacher say that we should work on prevention diseases rather than their cure.
Because at times, diseases can spread dangerously in the body and can take form of incurable diseases.
In those times, no cure can bring back the enlightened soul from the death bed. So it is only beneficial if we maintain a healthy lifestyle from ones early lives.
This method actually saves us from having to cure through the constant use of medicines. A healthy and a disciplined life goes a long way in benefiting our physical and mental health.
The best solution to any problem is prevention. We should take all preventive steps to avoid a malicious situation.
From the very first years of our life, we can teach about the importance of hygiene and sanitation. Diseases like dengue, AIDS and malaria can be controlled through some preventive measures.
But once these diseases are contracted, in some cases, it also becomes a matter of life and death. When diseases have spread too deep in the body, it becomes impossible to cure the person. Not every disease has found a cure till now.
There are many diseases which still have no medicines and there is no infrastructure in the hospitals to cure their diseases.
Cure consumes time, money and energy. The hospitals bills are too much for a middle class family to afford; what to think of the poor strata of the society.
A human has the ability to predict event’s to some accuracy. Though in hindsight one might not always be correct; but sometimes; things do play out according to what the person imagines it to be. So one should take decisions and steps only after analyzing the future.
He should analyze all the pros and cons before taking a decision so as to prevent any untoward situation in future.
No, I am not saying the prevention is the root of everything and its application can solve all problems. But it can prevent any unwanted situation from arising which might not be liked by us.
No one likes bad surprises in life. So focusing of events and analyzing the current situation can help us in prevention of a lot of situation which we do not want to play in our lives.
Today, the insurance sector is one of the most booming and flourishing industries in India. But have you ever thought what stems their business?
They profit from the fears of other people. The ‘what if’s’ in each life makes it important for people to secure their economic interests.
The main earning member takes a life insurance for himself because he is scared of the adversities his family will suffer in case something happens to him.
People insure their goods from firer, water and other things because they are scared of what will happen in case something happens to the goods.
People fear to bear the brunt of any contingent liabilities and hence get insurance done. It is actually a preventive method so that the liability that arises does not affect the insured brutally. It gives him a sense of satisfaction knowing that he is out of danger.
We may have all the luxuries in the world but without health we cannot enjoy any of these luxuries. What is the use of money when we can’t stay happy and healthy? Life is meant to be enjoy to the fullest and lived to its hilt.
But what is a life without health. While writing this essay, I can recall a very important person in my life. He was my English teacher and more than 80 years in age.
He was a part of Indian Air force before. What fascinated me the most about him was that even at 80 years of age, he know how to live happy and healthy.
He was fit as a fiddle as against the 80 years old who are crippled with diseases. The man used to follow a very strict regime even after retiring from the armed forces.
His will to maintain himself was the only thing due to which he stays even more healthy than some of the youngsters out there.
He always said that he wanted to die young and not crippled by any diseases. To prevent any diseases, he took all precautionary measures and was therefore very healthy.
It is always better to prevent than to cure. This way you would not undergo the pain of curing which also comes with a lot of side effects.
This proverb is applicable to all phases of life; war International borders. A country should always strive to maintain friendly relations across borders so as to prevent any war like situations.
Wars wreck havoc in the countries and cause large scale to destruction to men and material.
Therefore, it is always better to follow principles of prevention rather than cure because sometimes it might become difficult to cure a problem. It is beneficial to us when we try to keep some mishap from taking place than to cure it.
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