Are we rotten to the core?
Most people are good at heart. There is no question about that. The question is; to what degree do we hold moral strength in order to live up to what we are at heart? How much of ourselves do we sacrifice to experience the temptations of a non-empathetic way of life?
When the only thing we truly have to lose is ourselves, then all we can be vulnerable to is our own choices. Everything else that we fear losing was not, and never will be ours.