People choose the paths that grant them the greatest rewards for the least amount of effort.
Like I always say, there's no 'I' in "team". There is a 'me', though, if you jumble it up.
Beauty often seduces us on the road to truth.
It's a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what. The weird thing about telling someone they're dying is it tends to focus their priorities. You find out what matters to them. What they're willing to die for. What they're willing to lie for.
If we were to care about every person suffering on this planet, life would shut down.
You're supposed to trust friends. You have no reason to be his friend? That is part of the pleasure of friendship: trusting without absolute evidence and then being rewarded for that trust.
Only two things you ignore: things that aren't important and things you wish weren't important, and wishing never works.
Doing what you love means dealing with things you don't.