“You are both coldly driving ahead for yourselves alone.”
As you can see from the quote above, both Finny and Gene were selfish towards each other. Selfishness is one truth about human nature. Naturally humans are selfish. Take a baby for example. The baby is always crying needing food, or they always want attention. I know the baby needs the mother and father to survive, but that is where selfishness slips into our heart and mind. Gene always wanted to be better than Finny. He wanted to be the valedictorian of the school. He wanted people to like him. Finny wanted to be the best athlete the school has ever seen. He didn’t let anybody get in his way of being the best. He always broke the rules and brought people down with him. Naturally, every human dead, living, and the people in the future will be selfish. Selfishness can be found in the most humble person in the world. One truth about human nature is that all humans are selfish.
” I spent as much time as I could alone in our room, trying to empty my mind of every thought, to forget where I was, even who I was.”
Guilt is another truth about human nature. Gene feels guilty about the “accident” that happened with Finny. Although Gene really caused Finny to fall, he is trying to make himself think that it was not his fault. This is the usual reaction that a person has when they are guilty. They try to deny what has happened just to cope with life. Guilt is another thing all humans deal with. Guilt is another truth about the human nature.
“It’s you, pal,” Finny said to me at last, “just you and me.” He and I started back across the fields, preceding the others like two seigneurs.”
Humans are meant to be in a relationship. If that is found in a guy girl relationship, or a friendship. All humans are meant to be in a relationship. Gene and Finny are good friends. They are meant for each other. Finny brings Gene out of his comfort zone, while Gene brings Finny out of his comfort zone academically. The human nature is made to be in relationships. Friendship is another truth about human nature.