When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action.  (Lois McMaster Bujold, fiction writer)

Many of us suffer from short-sightedness. We too often make a decision or take action before we’ve thought of the consequences. Some people don’t even want to consider what might happen as a result of their choices. Unless we give thought to those choices and potential outcomes, we may cause irreparable harm both to ourselves and others.

A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. (Proverbs 22:3)