(Pro 14:8 KJV) The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
One of the pieces of advice I see in this is “slow down, get the facts, think”. Maybe that is three pieces. I think this is consistent with the rest of Proverbs. We have a tendency to hear something that fits with our view of the world or hits our hot button, and rush off to join the crusade. When we stop to consider, we realize we were wrong. Sometimes we keep charging ahead because we are too embarrassed to confess. Sometimes we slink off into the shadows and hope people forget we were part of it. On rare occasions we actually proclaim our error.
So? It is much less embarrassing to think before we act. Even more important, it is less damaging to others and our society when we do so.