Not everyone is lying or cheating or trying to screw you. Most people, while not entirely honest, are not lying sacks of miserable cretin.
Now, I understand being cynical. Really, I do. I work in a field where most people do lie to some degree. However, I cannot believe it is as severe as you seem to make it.
And sometimes? People are nice. And honest. And just need a little hand up.
*Hey look, I spelled it right. Right?