• Michael Dahdal

Action and Consequence

Updated: Jan 10, 2020

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

No, I didn’t make that up, that’s Newton’s Third Law of Motion, simple physics.

My point is, everything you do sends a ripple into the world. Your actions warrant reactions.

The decisions you make have real life consequences.

It’s simple cause and effect.

What you do, actually really matters!

Now if you believe not doing anything absolves you of any responsibility of having to deal with consequences, I’m sorry to tell you, but you're not off the hook that easy.

You may want to take the following statement under consideration: “every object will remain at rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless compelled to change its state by the action of an external force”

No, I didn’t make that up either, that’s Newton’s First Law of Motion, again, simple physics.

So, what does it mean?

Well, not acting also has a consequence.

That's not my opinion, that’s the nature of the universe you live in.

So in essence, whatever you do will have a consequence and if you don’t do anything, well, that has a consequence too, namely, nothing ever changes.

So the real question is not whether or not you have a choice but whether you are willing to live with consequences of the choices you do have!?