Caution: (n) care taken to avoid danger or mistakes
“Casting caution to the wind…”
Pretty good advice if you’re discussing farting.
What is the right amount of caution?
Most of us spend a lot of time figuring out how we’re going to do things, where, or even when.
The better part of caution is the question why. Because just because I can, or because it’s available does not mean it is advisable. “Why” welcomes the spirit of prudence, bringing about the inner conversation that introduces common sense to the event.
Stop asking yourself if you can. Cease to make everything in life an attempt to prove your prowess.
I would never ask God to give me superhuman strength unless I needed to lift a car off of someone pinned in an accident. But at that moment, the request would be well-founded. No need for caution would be required.
But to win the privilege of a couple of beers over a bet is not worthy of pulling your back.
Simply stated, caution is when the need is so great that we must go ahead and do what seems to be impossible–because otherwise a greater tragedy may occur.