For example, my friends, I know how you think of yourselves. You’re honest. You’re ethically attentive. I mean, nobody’s perfect, but you try to do your best. You don’t purposely screw people. You don’t lie on purpose for your own aggrandizement and gain. And therefore it’s really hard to relate to people that do. Because you wonder: Where is their conscience? When you’re not unethical and when you care about integrity and when honesty and these kinds of virtues matter to you, you are understandably (sometimes inexplicably) befuddled in dealing with people who don’t have any of those concerns.
Who aren’t honest.
Who aren’t ethical.
Who don’t have a conscience.
Who are not concerned with virtue.
So understanding those people, sometimes, is a waste of time. Sometimes it doesn’t matter once you do figure it out….