Discretion means the right or authority to decide what is to be done in a particular situation. Discretion is important to be exercised in every matter of personal choice and opinion. Discretion helps in exercising the freedom of speech and expression. In the words of Walter Scott, “Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all duties of life.” You can voice your opinion by exercising your discretion.
Voting is also an example when the members of a democracy cast their votes and exercise their discretion, to choose their representatives. In the words of Hannah More, “Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty.” In the matters of fulfilling your duty, discretion should take a back seat. Discretion places power in the hands of an individual who can distinguish between the right and the wrong and take independent decisions.