If you have two choices and always choose the least risky one, this is an example of a time when you arecircumspect.
Origin of circumspectMiddle English from Classical Latin circumspectus, past participle of circumspicere, to look about: see circum- and spy
Origin of circumspectMiddle English from Latin circumspectus past participle of circumspicere to take heed circum- circum- specere to look ; see spek- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more circumspect, superlative most circumspect)
From Latin circumspectō (“look around”).