Consequences can be very difficult to forsee because no-one can really see the future. We can only guess or speculate. Sometimes our predictions do happen sometimes they do not. We do the best we can.

Some conseqences are beneficial, some are detrimental. But, they ARE coming! We cannot escape the consequences.

Even experienced executives, scientists and statespeople have difficulty is seeing past the short term consequences of their decisions.

Especially when teaching children to think, who have no long term perspective, it is very difficult to teach them to consider the 5, 10, 15 and 20 year consequences of their thinking, decisions and actions.

Are you aware of the Law of Unintended Consequences?

Wikipedia says, “Unintended consequences are situations where an action results in an outcome that is not (or not only) what is intended. The unintended results may be foreseen or unforeseen, but they should be the logical or likely results of the action. For example, it is often conjectured that if the Treaty of Versailles had not imposed such harsh conditions on Germany, World War II would not have occurred. As such, war was an unintended consequence of the Treaty of Versailles … “

Go to Wikipedia for more on this topic …

5 thoughts on “The consequences are coming …

  1. Whilst often the consequences are not fully recognised they always lead to an increase in understanding through which wisdom in developed and enhanced over time.

  2. This is so exciting to think about. I made an intention to release my fears. First one was fear of dogs & guess what, it’s done already. A big dog ran up to me yesterday, I put out my hand, it licked it & I had no fear or any revulsion at dog spit on my hand. Imagine your life;what it would be like if you had no fears. So my consequence to my intention thought was release from my fear. Now on to the next one.

  3. FOR EVERY ACTION THERE WILL BE A REACTION WE CAN ONLY TRY TO CONTROL THE REACTION,DIFFICULTY IN GURANTEEING CONSEQUANCES.

  4. i have always been a positive thinker, despite wht fate has brought me. Consequences??? I expect the best. the glass MUST be half full, whatever.

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