Speaking of unintended consequences and it being another cop out, we all make decisions everyday, the problem I see is that they are not well thought out, we kind of live by the seat of our pants, not saying that it is intentional but we all have such busy lives, like Art calls it the "quickening", we are all running so fast we don't know where we are going. Live and let live seems to be our mantra.
The happiness we seek, a genuine lasting peace and happiness, can be attained only through the purification of our minds. This is possible if we cut the root cause of all suffering and misery—our fundamental ignorance.
-His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The World of Tibetan Buddhism