I came up with this phrase in a context entirely not of its making. So to speak, write. So let’s leave that out and move to what I liked about the saying in the first place.
Prudence and the People sort of evokes an interesting combination looking at prudence as what I consider a constraint notwithstanding John Lennon’s wonderful tribute to some chick he was enamored with in his incredible Dear Prudence. Yeah, he was married at the time and I doubt there was anything more than a certain “lighten up” in his tune.
So I am gonna have to reference the dictionary definition of prudence here. Should I say a dictionary rather? I can’t think of this word without thinking about my buddy Greg Borden’s mock quoting of George H. W. Bush saying “wouldn’t be prudent at this juncture” about some US interests that have long faded into history. George knew his English apparently.
So let’s go with self interest for prudence, or self interest and caution with discretion. So I guess, really, it’s the sound of Prudence and the People that get’s me going, not the meaning. But once the words roll off the tongue or mind then the meanings one gives them can begin to coalesce, of course with point of view, and humor and irony typically abound. Prudence and the people. I suppose the irony I see is that people are typically not very prudent, at this juncture, and though we have animal instincts to preserve our self interests we in fact are destroying the same on a daily basis. I also like to think of Prudence as an entity, now, here they are, Prudence and the People. Nice band name.
Let me introduce you two Mr. Wild Abandon’s playground long in the works and at last manifested by a need to upload massive files, Freedom Philosophy, where one can digress with great eloquence and meet Adam’s dad Jared. Or is Adam Jared’s son? Who belongs to whom?