The Truth, like ethics, is
rarely pure, and never simple or straight forward. In fact, it could be down right
Truth and goodness often
don't lie in the majority. Such is the fundamental flaw of
democracy, which invariably reflects the collective hope, fear, greed and
ignorance of the masses; and the results of manipulation from the most influential
It is your duty to
inform and educate, once you have found the truth. You should
occasionally opt out of the reciprocal back-scratching game. Be
prepared to be unappreciated, misunderstood, and most certainly
ridiculed as "not a team player."
Truth be told, decisions & actions are
often optimized for
maximizing one's own short term benefits. That's only human nature and is to be expected.
Sam C. Chan