We often say “Oh, if I look back at that moment maybe I’d choose a different path”.
How much of the knowledge we get from knowing the consequences of our action would dictate our choice?
If we knew beforehand that our promotion would destroy the morale of a person and put he into depression, would we continue or not?
if the consequences were clear, would you do it anyway?
That’s a hard question that measure your inner status if the consequences produce some damage to other people.
We might end up with saying “how could I know?” but in the end the real question is: “If I knew it, would I have changed course?” because if not, it’s clear what you are.