Eight Ugly Truths About Human Nature

People see what they want to see, hear what they want to hear, and pride themselves on their objectivity.

We should never hesitate to ask for help, as many will agree to provide it.  But we must never count on it to arrive, as few will actually do so.

Our highest moral values are those we feel we’re being judged on at any given moment.

The most prized thing in people’s lives is the solution to whatever problem they currently face.

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People will say and do anything to make their current encounters more pleasant – even make apologies they don’t mean and promises they won’t keep.

Any action can be justified to the satisfaction of those who stand to benefit from it.

Everyone thinks they’re the exception.
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