Please explain this proverb: look before you leap?

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mlsiasebs eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Proverbs try to give us a message without explicitly saying what it means and this one is no exception. While "look before you leap" can be literal in some situations this really means to think about what you are going to do before you actually do it. Considering the consequences or outcomes of our actions may result in a person making a different, and perhaps wiser, decision. Many decisions we regret often come from choices we made without enough forethought so they were made in haste. So this proverb reminds us to think before we act. 

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