13 years ago
Anonymous

Do you ever wonder how far reaching the consequences of your actions are?

I was thinking about this today. The actions you make causing reactions. Example 1. You curse person A out who stepped in front of you in a line at the supermarket. Person A is now in a bad mood and is inclined to take it out on his wife or husband (person B) when they get home since they are already in a foul mood. Spouse had enough and decides to have that affair they have been trying to avoid and suppress and is only up until now been harmless flirting. It basically just goes on and on involving more and more people. Example 2. Guy goes to a gym and chats innocently with a woman with low self-esteem. Being happy that a guy approached her, even innocently has suddenly given her a confidence boost that results in her taken actions she wouldn't otherwise the next couple of days. I hope you get where I'm going with this Do you ever think how any little insignificant interaction with your surroundings, has far reaching consequences like a domino effect that you would never otherwise know about?. Or am i just high on caffeine and rambling?.
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13 years ago
uncleclover
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We are all swept along upon a rolling sea of time, our actions producing waves which spread out in every direction. While any given wave may become impossible to find after awhile, it's still there - no wave ever truly stops. It simply transforms and blends and courses through the universe in forms and via routes we cannot yet comprehend. Some waves are larger than others and so are more noticable, but the other waves are still there just the same - the larger waves wouldn't be quite exactly the same without them. Our actions may seem trivial, and I suppose in the grand scheme of things, they are. But they nonetheless reverberate throughout the world forever.
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13 years ago
burtongrl
Yes but there is no way of knowing weather something we think is 'good' or 'bad' will turn out to affect more people positively or negatively on the large scale. This is why so many of us believe in, but do not abide by, consequentialism as a philosophy. Many of us will not see the consequences of our actions, or even if we do, will not recognize them.
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13 years ago
Anonymous
sometimes they do, but if someone curses you then I don't think they should change you for the worse like you shouldn't go home and yell at your husband or wife... yea a movie was made about this called The ButterFly Effect with Ashton Kutcher
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13 years ago
paragong
oh yes its good to think about what you are doing and how it will affect others
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