This thought came to my mind while being taught game theory by one of our professor's at SIBM Bangalore - Prof. VN Bhattacharya, a management strategy consultant.
Almost each one of us have some kind of strategy, or claim to have one, or want to have one, either towards specific events or towards life in general. Now values are ingrained in our subconscious. Also, strategy is something which is unique for every individual, and each individual carves out his/her own strategy, which to large extent depends on his morals, ideals and character.
So, what I am hinting at is that the strategy a person chooses, is more often than not, governed by his/her conscience, and which in turn is defined by the values a person upholds.
Well, so does this mean that a person who essentially has a majority of "good" values, will to a large extent follow a strategy which is harmless to others?? I think in most cases he will, unless of course he finds himself being duped each time, and fells the need to play a "Tit-for-Tat" strategy.
Okay, I know this thought does leave scope for a large number of interpretations and arguments. But do think about it. And if you have any thought on this, do leave a comment!