The following is a guest post from RobHasAwesbite.com Contributor, Glenn Holford – @GlennHolford
Human beings are a collaborative species. From infancy, we learn to function as cogs in complex social machinery. We develop our relationships based on laws of complex indirect reciprocity. I’ll help you, so that you can help someone else, so that they can help me. Relationships are tools. They provide the leverage we need to accomplish tasks.
That’s why Penner was willing to Mutiny in Cook Islands. He understood that loyalty is not real in Survivor. Tribal boundaries are arbitrary. Alliances are fluid. This isn’t God and Country. Nothing bad will necessarily happen to you if you refuse to remain steadfast and salute the flag of Aitu. There is no reason in Survivor, or indeed in any game, to blindly accept a disadvantageous position if tweaking circumstances can offer you a better option.