A chemical factory manufactures batteries. The side-effect is that it pollutes its surroundings.
A soft-drink is tasty and gives us a rush of dopamine. Its side-effect is that a soft-drink habit could lead to obesity and diabetes.
Popping a pill can relieve your pain. Its side-effect is that too many pain killers can turn into an addiction and weaken your liver.
A domestic flight can bring a consultant face-to-face with a client in 3 hours. Its side-effect is the kilograms of carbon it belches into the atmosphere.
We have chosen to separate all our decisions into effects that are desirable to us and side-effects which aren’t. Yet, branding them differently neither amplifies their benefits nor diminishes their harm.
There are no side-effects. There are merely effects.