What you say is, by and large, pretty accurate.
Just be careful not to turn this "ripple theory" into some sort of metaphysical hocus pocus.
Better to stick with what the Buddha taught, and what can be observed here-and-now... namely that wholesome mindstates (generosity, lovingkindness, wisdom) are conducive to pleasant results, and that unwholesome mindstates (greed, aversion, delusion) are conducive to unpleasant results.
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine