Philosophy November 19, 2022

Prevention Over Cure

Prevention Over Cure

Managers who solve problems get more credit than those who prevent problems.

A passerby who saves a drowning man gets a spotlight, but not a policymaker who precludes countless of drowning problems.

Humans glorify people who mend a problem, not ones who thwart a problem. When a problem is prevented, there is no problem at sight—even though the problem (if not prevented) could lead to a war that takes thousands of lives or an accident that takes millions of casualties.

Preventing is not as appealing as fixing, which has a visible deed that can be applauded for.

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