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The Butterfly Effect
All actions have consequences,
but inaction has consequences, too.
Every cruel act makes a crueler act more possible;
every kind act helps the recipient and enriches the giver.
A boss insults a worker,
who goes home and berates his wife,
who yells at the children,
who abuse their dog,
who bites the boss,
or more likely the innocent little girl next door.
A canary dies and the experienced miner feels apprehensive.
A butterfly dies and the world is less for it.
Beneath apparent chaos,
a complex order
in which everything matters.