A result or effect, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant:abrupt withdrawal of drug treatment can have serious consequences; many have been laid off from work as a consequence of government policies’ (From the Oxford English Dictionary)
In life every choice we make is wired with consequences…it is a law…there is no such thing as a choice that has no consequences for us.
The nice thing about this is that it is freeing. We are not required to ensure there are consequences to another person’s actions because consequences are already part of the natural order.
Sadly some feel they need to become shackled to the personification of consequence in another’s life for all sorts of interesting reasons. Usually these reasons boil down to pain. They are often dissatisfied with the consequences already wired into creation and seek to amp them up by becoming some form of justice or punishment and ensure the other “get’s there’s” so-to-speak.
Ultimately this betrays not only a sadistic vigilante pleasure but also a deep distrust and faithlessness in the justice that is wired into the world.