A while ago, somebody asked me what the biggest thing was that I had learned from a lifetime in journalism.
What instantly popped into my mind was this: Common sense is a very uncommon thing. And that keeps a lot of journalists in business. You don’t need fancy degrees to know that it risky, not to mention wrong, to steal money, tell lies that can be easily uncovered, or cheat on your dying wife when you are running for president.
However, that doesn’t stop brilliant, well-educated people from doing such things and self-destructing, all the time.