Actions -> Consequences

I think there’s something that society keeps forgetting:

You are free to choose your actions, but you aren’t free to choose the consequences.

Far too often people attempt to make up excuses on why they should somehow be exempt from whatever negative consequences they are experiencing:

“It came from my primal/animal instinct.” (Are you saying you are no better than an animal?)
“Someone else told me to do it.” (If someone else told you to jump off a bridge, would you?)
“I was drunk at the time.”  (Who’s choice was it to drink in the first place?)

Think of the law of gravity.  It has some pretty severe consequences.  If you ignore the law, you aren’t free from its affects.  You can’t simply wish that gravity isn’t there, and have it go away.

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