The universe knows exactly what we do and when we do it. It works from a higher position. It doesn’t matter that we may try to make a situation work to our advantage, the universe will always know if we’re not being selfless.
We might try to deceive, but we can’t deceive for long. We will get caught out. Perhaps on our part, we should reconcile what we know is the truth, instead of trying to make something work that goes against how the universe works and allow the universe to guide us instead.
Things will never work out like that. In the longer-term of course, it’s easier for us to work on what the universe expects and requires of us, not what we choose for ourselves, for our own gain, which goes against the universe’s principles. The universe always knows.