I personally don’t think the general person is truly to blame…the marketing industry and certain facets of the political machine have a vested interest in perpetuating these illusions. The general person surely plays their part, but I think it’s more following the lead than leading the situation. Just my opinion. But even beyond that…some of these things have been handed down from evolution. That’ when it gets really sticky…because if it’s here it must have served an evolutionary purpose.