I was looking for the difference between caution and precaution. I came across Ramesh's answer. He said:
Precaution: Tiger should be in the cage.
Caution: Many tigers
Precaution: We should be in a cage.”
I couldn't help but laugh at the spot-on analysis and the similarity to my situation.
Unfortunately, there are too many tigers in the world. No, not real tigers of course. Those we have eliminated. I'm talking about bad people. There are too many bad people to lock up in prisons. There has to be something to protect one's self from the tigers that are roaming among us, even among the high places in society. That's why I lock myself up out here in the countryside.
Note: This is tongue-in-cheek. And of course there is one more reason for my self-imposed exile.