The nature of doubt noting that, like faith, it can be a unifying force among people. Most people believe they are good in comparison to the world around them. Inside they might be really crooked but act really well. I have seen some really trusted ones fall over to the dark side(as Jedi master Yoda would say). Selling their soul to earthly temporary pleasures and gains they might not have lost much when compared to what they have gained now but who knows? I have seen friends, students, teachers!, mentors and what not change. This is a serious unifying force and like a pack of street dogs groups so easily. Put a doubt in one's mind and you have a following. Some famous success stories...
- Saddam was hiding weapons of mass destruction
- Did USA really go to the moon?
- 911 conspiracy theory
- Honest elections
- Area 51 has aliens
- Bermuda triangle
- Mayan calender and 20.12.2012
- A student can never know more than his teacher...
Back to where I started... Selling your soul/friendship/trust is a question of character. You decide what will be yours.