You can never tell how a living system will respond.
Kick a stone and it will fly off down the street. Kick a dog and it might run in any direction, or it might turn round and bite you.
Bad things happen. But if we are alive we can choose how we respond.
At the weekend, 50 people were killed at a nightclub in Orlando. After Sandy Hook and Columbine, that might be what it takes to bring gun control to the USA.
See also The Parable of The Taoist Farmer.