Life results from choices.
When corruption erupts through a society, somewhere there lies a long trail of bad decisions. When government can’t control crime, it’s doing something wrong—either unethical or incompetent. When large companies impose themselves on the rights of their customers—the people—, the customers made a bad choice in giving those companies their patronage to begin with. When children grow up to be foolish, the parents did something wrong. When we aren’t happy with our own lives, we probably overlooked more than one opportunity to learn.
The notion of choice and consequence seems nice, until it compels.