When you choose to do something, as in ANYTHING, there are consequences (whether good or bad).
As a health-related example : Today it may be a good idea to load that salad with your favorite dressing before having a main course that leads to the grand finale, an ice cream sundae with whipped cream and a cherry on top. Eventually it will take a toll on your internal health (raising cholesterol levels, clogging arteries with plaque, leading to a heart attack or stroke) and external physique.
Decisions, unconscious or conscious, cause a domino effect of events you didn’t see coming at the time the initial chip fell.
Without realizing it, if you have a speedy coupe (or any other type of car), you may be cruising through a 20 mph speed zone in your neighborhood daily at what seems like a safe, comfortable pace. Then, all of a sudden, you get a flood of tickets in the mail for each time you drove through that area over a 3-week period (captured by a newly installed, sneaky camera next to the speed limit sign that you unconsciously ignored). Then, if you choose to disregard the tickets due to “lack of importance,” “unfairness,” and a belief that it’s an extortion attempt by the city, it will catch up to you when you least expect it. The domino pieces will crumble in the manner that you set them up in, so make a beautiful design with them.
I’ve heard the term YOLO, meaning “You Only Live Once,” and this seems to be ammunition for consciously making brainless decisions. Just remember, it’ll get back to you.