It is a world of consequences.
One thing causes another and it’s an undeniable fact. Sometimes you get your ass kicked by an asshole and sometimes, it’s because you are the asshole. The action is a consequence and the action has a consequence. How you see the world depends on how you perceive things. You learn how to react to things by experience and observation. As a kid, you know what you know what is pain by experience and the world, by observation. This is how we shape our thoughts and thus building our personality. How we interact with things shapes the world around us and how the world changes affects the ones interacting with it.
You change yourself, you change the living and the unborn.