1. Guarding my food
Proper to our rustic, pioneering origins, we US citizens pride ourselves on our good ole’ individualism, our ability to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps unaided and a series of other mustachioed, cowboy hat-wearing expressions. This “I shot that buffalo, I deserve to eat it all by myself” attitude resonates profoundly within our society. In college, I earned my roommate’s eternal scorn after I helped myself to her Goldfish one night without asking permission. (To be fair, it happened to be a barrel the size of an adult panda, and I finished the box).