Prudence is the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason. The virtue of prudence assists people to arrange their lives and activities in order to achieve the goal of a happy life. In practicing virtue , we are better able to see the right thing to do and to choose the right means for achieving it. Further, prudence helps us to see what aids our salvation, what hinders our progress and what is necessary in order to seek the common good for all.
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