Logic and the ability to foresee consequences, are not, IMHO, inherent in human beings. They have to be taught, by parents, by schooling, or by the school of hard knocks. When they are not taught, or are taught but not learned, humans revert to magical thinking, where cause and effect might not be correctly connected. Jonah Goldberg, years ago, told the story of being on a bus in a South American country where the driver passed a truck on a blind curve of a two lane mountain road, and concluded "well that worked, it must be safe to do it again".
In today's first world countries, where you don't starve if you neglect to plant crops, you don't get shot in a duel if you insult someone, where you think bears are cute and lovable and have never seen one rip an animal apart, people grow up insulated from consequences and never learn those lessons.