One of the realities of life is that how we are, we think everyone is – if we’re honest, we think everyone’s honest, and if we’re a crook, we think everyone’s a crook, and so on and so on – unless we come to think otherwise because experiences in our lives force us to think us otherwise.
It’s obvious that for Beck’s former wife, his father, his brother, even his 16 year oldest son, it’s initially been beyond their comprehension that there are people in the world, of whom Beck is a prime example, who, in every situation ONLY think, “What’s in this for me? what good is this going to do me?” without the slightest interest in or concern for how others might be affected.
Two of the ironies of life are that, in all likelihood, the world’s most successful people are ALL like this! and that, perhaps, it’s more natural to be like this than to be considerate of others. That doesn’t mean that you don’t have to be VERY CAREFUL if you let them into your life, that’s if you are going to let them into your life at all!