We make sense of ourselves and the world around us by figuring out cause and effect relationships:
- I stayed up too late, so this morning I'm tired.
- They made me put my phone away, so now I'm fidgety and restless.
- My uncle is a builder, so I'm going to ask him for a job in construction.
Some of these cause and effect relationships are real, some are figments of our imagination, and most of them are completely unknown to us.
Even so, cause and effect is how we make sense of the world.