Here's an adage - tell me what you think it means

United States
January 30, 2007 11:27am CST
Prevention is cheaper than cure. Anyone know the meaning?
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@pixiedust (177)
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
the more popular version is actually "prevention is better than cure" but nevertheless, it's the same thing. it's usually used in situations regarding health. it means that taking care of your self and ensuring that you live healthy lifestyle by watching what you eat, alloting pockets of time for physical activities, or taking proper vitamins is better and definitely cheaper than spending thousands and thousands on countless medications and hospital bills, etc. the phrase is also sometimes used in other situations not involving health matters.
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@Artsimba (1335)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I never heard of that adage, but it reminds me of another one which goes "An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure" which means someone who takes care of themselves now will benefit more in the long run rather than waiting to get sick and then taking treatments to get better.