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Your parents raised you right.  Maybe you went to church or a mosque.  Maybe you didn’t.  But you consider yourself a pretty decent and ethical person.  At some point on your journey, you developed a set of morals and ethics and have more or less lived by them since, right?  Wrong.  

The greatest strength of humans is actually the amazing adaptability to our environment we get from that extra big brain we have.  Broken down to the most basic level, we do what works in order to survive and thrive in our context.  If you grow up in Russia, you’re likely to speak Russian rather than trying to speak Swahili.   If you’ve grown up in Poland, you’re much more likely to be Catholic rather than say a Hindu.  If you grow up punching others, you’ll discover pretty quickly that your behaviour gets you into trouble (unless you take up boxing of course!) – so you either stop doing it, become a boxer, or you end up in jail.   (more…)