Review and Define Implications
We reserve the word consequences for what actually happens in a given case. In short a consequence is what in fact occurs in some situation. As thinkers we want to think through all of the implications, (possible, probably and inevitable) of a potential decision before we make a decision and act on it. As thinkers, we want to be aware of what precisely we are implying when we say things. We also want to take into account the reasonability of what we are implying. If we do, we say that we mean what we mean and what we say; an important principle of integrity. As developing thinkers, we want to realize the important role of implications in human life. When we are thinking through a problem, issue, or question, we want to think through all the significant implications of the decisions we might make. We want to infer only what is being implied in specific situations. When we use language we want to be aware of what we are implying. We want to figure out what others are logically implying.