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WHOLE DUDE – WHOLE PRUDENCE

The Peacemakers.
The Peacemakers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHOLE DUDE – WHOLE PRUDENCE :

Whole Dude - Whole Prudence: President Abraham Lincoln, 1809-65, 16th president of the U.S.(1861-65) must be recognized as a man of great prudence. In his famous Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863 he said: "and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

 

Abraham Lincoln was elected in 1860, with a minority of the popular vote to become the 16th president of the United States. To the South, Lincoln’s election was a signal for secession. By his Inauguration Day, seven states had seceded, and four more seceded after he issued a summons to the militia. It was a very difficult and challenging time in the entire history of the United States. Lincoln handled the vast problem of the Civil War(1861-65) with prudence, skill, and vigor. In the war between Union and the eleven Southern seceded states(Confederacy), preserving the Union remained his main aim. In 1863 he moved to free the slaves by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation and later U.S. Congress could pass the Thirteenth Amendment. His thoughts on the war and the sacrifice were beautifully expressed in the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863. More Americans lost their lives in Civil War as compared to any other war in which the United States has participated. The Union was saved, and slavery was abolished.

WHOLE DUDE – WHOLE PRUDENCE :

The quality of prudence is most concerned with action. Prudence is a product of experience and a possession of reason. The maxims of prudence are counsel, deliberation, and judgment. A prudent man knows how to deliberate or calculate well about things to be done. He evaluates the negative as well as the positive consequences of his actions. Prudence shapes the character of the person. Use of unjust or dishonest means to achieve the end is not prudence. One cannot have prudence unless one has the moral virtues; since prudence is right reason about things to be done, to which end man is rightly disposed by moral virtue. The choice of the best means is as important as the election of the right end. The clever thief who plans and executes a successful robbery exhibits no prudence but its counterfeit called cunning. The rightness of the means requires not merely that they be adapted to an end, but that the end itself be right. Prudence has a role in all the concerns of life. The right end whether that be the goal of personal happiness or the common good of society cannot be achieved unless the means to it are rightly chosen. Prudence can be acquired through learning to take sufficient counsel and to deliberate enough before taking action. The habit of prudent action can be gained by remembrance of the past experience, by the understanding of what is present and providing for the future by resolving thoughts and making decisions and commanding their execution.

WholeDude.com aims at presenting a Marketing Strategy or Formula to provide service to people who are identified as Whole Dudes. Prudence is the Core Value chosen by WholeDude.com to provide its service by careful selection of right means to serve its right purpose. I say, we must use prudence to make our choices and to plan our actions in all things of Life. What do you want to say????  Please share your thoughts and views.