Better Sorry or Safe?

Today’s PostADay2011 topic, and for my first post for the challenge is:

When is it better to be sorry than safe?

We are all used to the saying that “It’s better safe than sorry”, but if you will think about it, the answer to the question above, would be that, it depends.

There are situations that it would really be good to choose or do things which will not give you regrets later on. Examples of such are:

For students, no matter how some of them hates everything about school, it will still be safe to attend and finish it, than be sorry in the future. It will still be better to patiently listen to a grumpy professor, than let your grades suffer.

For employees, sometimes it will still be safe to believe what your boss tells you, than go against him, and regret later.

And as for parents, it’s still better to discipline your children while they’re young, than let them do whatever they wish to, and then blame each other if things don’t turn out good.

But when can we really say it’s better to be sorry than be safe?

This may be when we decide to risk on something: that’s it’s better to raise an argument than keep silent over matters that don’t seem right on your opinion, that it’s better to tell your teacher or your boss or your parents that there are things they are wrong about, that they don’t actually know everything.. that it’s better to tell the person how you really feel and risk to affect whatever relationship you have..

So, when is it better to be sorry than safe?

For me, it will be when it’s not right, or good, or even safe, to be “safe” anymore.

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