This might be a suitable moment to trot out well worn clichés, such as how it is necessary to wake up and smell the coffee, etc.
“Action breeds reaction” is another similar term, which makes sense to most sentient human beings.
In situations where a person is unprepared for the full range of repercussions that could occur as a result of doing something, he or she always has the option of doing nothing.
In several current situations, events are being played out that highlight the importance of developing a reasonable range of social skills, regardless of the circumstances one was born into.
Boundaries are being tested. Reverberations are yet to be felt. We are witnessing new morality tales as they unfold.