The Wrong Horse

I’m currently exploring the Theory of Socionomics, which is quite the mind-bender.

Traditional thinking says that the public’s mood is determined by the actions that have occurred (the horse pulls the cart). Socionomics says that actions are the wrong horse and that mood actually leads actions. 

Most people think that recessions make businesspeople cautious. Socionomics says the opposite: Cautious businesspeople make recessions. So, the mood is the cause, and the event is the result.
– Robert Prechter Jr.

Where else in life do we have the wrong horse?