Maxim Monday - 17 - Exercise Prudence

Φρονησιν ασκει

Approximate (phonetic) transliterationFroneesin Askee
Typical translationExercise prudence

Kimberley Vlaminck
Kimberley Vlaminck

To "exercise prudence" is to make sound judgments with the future in mind. This basically says not to make major decisions rashly.

In 2011, Kimberley Vlaminck had fifty-six stars tattooed on the left side of her face. She hadn't considered the social consequences of such a tattoo. When it upset her father, she claimed that she only wanted three, but she fell asleep in the chair and the tattoo artist kept tattooing.

After legal threats, she eventually came clean. From the Sun:

Ms Vlaminck told a Dutch TV crew: "I asked for 56 stars and initially adored them.

"But when my father saw them, he was furious.

"So I said I fell asleep and that the tattooist made a mistake."

Think before you act. Rash decisions cause regret. A little bit of forethought would have prevented a lot of expensive, painful facial tattoo removal and an angry family.