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Difference Between Cause and Effect

Cause vs Effect

In everything that we do, there is always a result. Just as the things that we do are sometimes the result of some specific event that led us to do it, we do things because we feel it is the right thing to do. When we eat, we always feel full and satisfied and the reason we ate is because we felt hungry in the first place. The chain of events seems endless.

In every effect, there is always a cause. For a person, his death might mean an end to the happenings in his life but his death can be the cause of events to happen to the people around him that can influence their lives.

The relationship between cause and effect has always been subject to debate. Both are related to changes and are two events wherein the second is understood as the result of the first event.

Cause and effect can involve people, objects, processes, properties, variables, facts, and state of affairs. They always go together but they are two different events. To understand them and their relationship, it is important to know more about them.

Cause is the producer of an effect. It can be a person, thing, situation, fact, or any other event that exists or acts in a way that can result to the happening of some specific thing.

It is the reason why people act in a certain way. A person might hit another because he is angry at him, his anger is the cause of his action and there is certainly something that caused his anger.

It is the occasion, agent, or condition wherein effects are brought into motion, making them possible. It makes the effect evident or visible in the results that the event has caused.

Effect is something that is produced by a cause. It is the consequence or result of an event that has happened. When you do something, it is expected to result in something and the outcome or result is the effect.

An action or a cause, like a thing or a situation or even a person can directly produce an effect. An effect will logically follow a cause just like the chain of events or sequence of time.

A person might get hurt if you drive while you are drunk. You got drunk because of a reason like celebrating a promotion or a special event. Hurting that person is the effect of your having drank at the celebration.

Summary
1. Cause is the producer of an effect, while an effect is produced by a cause.
2. The cause can be a person, object, situation, or event that can result in something, while an effect is the result of the actions of the person or the outcome of some chain of events that have happened.
3. The cause will in a way explain the reason why the effect happened in the first place.
4. The cause naturally precedes an effect, while the effect will always follow it.


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