Cause and Effect
To those of you who are listening: If you think what you do affects only you, you are mistaken. All affects all! Everything is interconnected and everything that we do is to some extent a cause.
You may have heard of the "law of unintended consequences." I meant to do "that" and what happened is "this."
Society is a moving, living, breathing entity having a collective effect on itself. Please realize that this society, which is actually all of us, subconsciously sets each of us up to think and act in a certain way, which sometimes causes us to behave contrary to our original intentions.
The key to a satisfying life is to be more of a "cause," to cause more good than to be jerked around by relentless negative "effects." The biblical quotations, "live by the sword, die by the sword," and "an eye for an eye," are for real. On the street it's stated this way: "What goes around truly comes around." All these statements revolve around that natural law called Cause and Effect.
If there is a thing to be done, it is worth doing well and to the best of your ability. Dare to dream. Dare to dream big!
Prof. Rick Berry