Day 13 Consequence

Consequences, the results of our actions. As children we usually hated consequences because they were often punishments and we always forgot the other half of the word. Consequences aren't just the results of bad things we do, they are the result of everything we do. When I was a kid I tried my best to avoid consequences because that always meant something bad was going to happen. We always use other words for good consequences like reward and praise, but really they are the same thing. It seems as though we have changed the meaning of a word, something we often seem to do. Now a consequence isn't just a result of an action it's the result of a bad action and is now a punishment. A consequence of our changing world and our muddied and confused communication.