having prudent thought for the future; foresightful
[T]here’s a halfway world between each ending and each new beginning … Give yourself the time you need. Some thresholds are too wide to be taken in one stride. — Nina George (1974 – ) The Little Paris Bookshop
Mythological Figure: The name Prometheus means forethought. Prometheus was a Titan of Greek mythology who stole fire from the gods and gave it to humanity. He was tortured severely by Zeus for his insolence. Evidently, the myth writers wanted us to realize that, with forethought, we can weigh the potential good of our actions against the potential grief. Forethought does not always protect you from difficulty, but it is better than being reckless.