Ready for the ultimate truth of humanity?
Here it is: we are nothing more than biological robots.
Everything we are and do is a result of chemical/biological reactions. Everything that makes you think otherwise is an illusion. You are a slave to your own wants, and you can never be free from them. They are your "programs" that you must follow.
When you have followed the path of reason long enough, you eventually come to this truth. When you have swum the sea of humanity and slowly risen above the societal mind and societal beliefs, you will breech the surface and see everything quite clearly. You will see a few others swimming with you at the surface, but the majority of society is below you, unaware that there even is a surface, let alone how to get there.
It is then that you start to see the lies and deceptions all around you.
It is then that you can free yourself from them.