Some random thoughts:
Ehtiyaat (precaution) is better than Ilaaj (cure).
What costs Rupees with research can be far more effective than a cure that costs billions.
A daily incremental routine can help avert decades of sourcing a solution.
These thoughts have some parallel with addressing the political question of Jammu & Kashmir's future. If the subjects of this territory had taken certain precautions pre 1947, they wouldn't have had to endure the anguish of decades in limbo, struggling to construct a resolution.
Converting autocracy to democracy within was an achievable 'precaution' - pre 1947 - compared to the ouster of 3 sensitive nuclear-armed neighbours requiring a Himalayan 'cure' in 2019.