We even lie to ourselves in order to gain advantage in our own personal endeavors.
Coupled with some insight I gained through reading another book, "Mean Genes," I have officially decided that I hate being human. We live in a world in which biology dictates to us a selfish nature. We will always be genetically inclined to preserve our own self interest... by nature, we are not very giving unless our "gifts" generate a positive return. We are not above deceit, lies, half-truths, or dishonest behavior in order to gain a financial, physical, or psychological advantage. Of course, one can choose to ignore that genetic code... and, for some that is easier than for others.
I'm going to fight my genetic code. I no longer desire to be human. It's not about me....
me me me me me me me me me me me me me.