Under the Sun
Nothing is hidden under the sun. For me, this also means that no deed is without witnesses.
We like to characterize witnesses as sentient beings capable of seeing our intentions, but this definition is limited, as the realm of human perception remains limited to how we visualize the world.
Take a book for example. An inert object with words contained within.
Here is a philosophical question: Is a book only worthy if it is being read?
In the same line of thoughts, are our actions meaningful only when they are being observed?
In my opinion, the fabric of the space time tends to build bridges between what we might call the impossible. Quantum teleportation has proven that relationships exist between the building blocks of matter, beyond the observable.
In this same spirit, I would argue that our action (or inactions) also reaches across the void of space time to trigger other actions whether perceptible or imperceptible to us. We might not have the technological know-how today to measure the effects (ripples might be a better term) of our actions, but we can agree that we humans are part of the very fabric of space-time itself, and hence our actions will ripple across the surface of space/time even when there is no observer.
Why is this important? Well my idea is that it would be wise for us to take time to understand our actions and their possible consequences, because the ripple effect could affect us as well. It sounds obvious but a lot of us take this for granted. We will all be better off if we spent more time understanding each other and the cause of our actions, before we act.