Was it cause and effect?

When someone cuts us off, we slam on our breaks.

Cause and effect.

It is easy to blame the other car for the trouble they have caused us.

Except, the perpetrator was only speeding along because the car behind him was tailgating.

And she is only tailgating because she is late to work.

She is late to work because her alarm did not go off this morning.

Okay. Cause, effect, effect, effect.

However, she forgot to set her alarm because the neighbor’s dog was barking all night.

The neighbor’s dog barked all night because the owner does not know how to train animals.

He does not know how to train animals because he was not allowed to have pets growing up.

He was not allowed to have pets growing up because his Mom was allergic to most animals…

There are no causes. Only effect.

Effect, effect, effect, effect, effect, effect, effect, effect.