Question: Do we have control over the consequences of our actions? What are we responsible for?
Answer: This question cuts deep into the topic of individual free choice.
In truth we don’t have any individual freedom, this we are not in control over the consequences of our actions either. We are fully operated by Nature’s deterministic, intelligent evolutionary plan like puppets, as it operates us through instincts, hormonal reactions.
Our free choice and this our responsibility of in trying to learn and understand the general plan of development, so we could find out assigned, unique, Human cogwheel role in it.
Then we won’t stubbornly, foolishly try to stop, change what’s happening to us, around us, but we start willingly flow with the plan, becoming it’s conscious partners, facilitating, hastening is progress towards its final, perfect goal.