But he said the experience reminded him of advice his father once gave him.
"Never trust anybody," Burton said.
Newspaper in the pretense capital of the World
Or maybe: be careful who you trust. Most people are stupid inconsiderate jerks who will take what you have in an instant and not care what happens to you. Why? Because they think of no one but themselves.
Isn't it obvious what humanity's disease is? The leap from individualism to sociopathic selfishness is small, and seems encouraged by our society in its current form.