February 7, 2009

Why We Cheat...?

"... we cheat up to the level that we would find it comfortable [to still feel good about ourselves]. "

"...As we deal with things that are more distant [from] money, the easier it is to cheat and not to think of yourself as a bad person."

"I really think that people have good moral standards, but it's just the case that you don't go around all day asking yourself am I moral. And when you don't ask yourself am I moral, you can do all kinds of little things that don't seem to be engaging your moral compass."

"You see somebody behaving in a bit more extreme way, and you adopt that way. If you stopped and thought about [what you were doing] it would be clear it was crazy, but at the moment you just accept that social standard."

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