#1
I have had a working theory for a long time that everyone is an asshole, the question is really, are they an asshole TO YOU.

I have had close friends who always did right by me, did not bother me, and I have seen them out in a bar or whatever being a dick to a stranger, or starting shit that was really all their fault. I have screamed obscenities at people who drove like assholes, selfish and cutting me off, or whatever, as I consider myself a considerate driver, but other times I have been in a super rush, late for an important meeting, driving some one to the hospital, or whatever, or just distracted, and I've been the person driving too slow in the fast lane, or too fast, or tailgating, or waiting too long to merge to try to get some advantage, etc.

When I was young, I tried to group the world into good people and bad, like some people were good enough to be friendship material (courteous, reliable, kind, honest) and others were not. Yet, we all have been both courteous and discourteous. At times, we are all flakes. At times we are all unkind, rude, etc. It seems the most friendships have nothing to do with the other person being "better" than other people you could have been friends with, but rather they were in the right place at the right time, or you have some common hobby or interest, or something like that.

Well, just thinking out loud.

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#2
I can't disagree. I can be a gaping asshole sometimes; it's too bad I only recognize it after I've done it.
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#4
there's being a fundamentally good person and a fundamentally bad person, but on top of that there's also being socially aware
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#7
Most are good natured or at the least neutral, very few are inherently bad - but those who are usually do a lot of damage. Can all of us be an asshole, unjust and hurtful? Well if you have a person in your life - guy or girl - who you just think of as amazing, awesome or good - you don't know them that well yet.
#8
I have worked in a casino for two years are a security guard and a valet attendant and I have come to realize that people do things for so many different reasons I generally just instantly forgive them when they wrong me, I have no idea why they did it or what has built up inside them--- or what is going on in their lives. I just figure everyone has bad moments and the high road is my road. I try to keep it that way if possible.
#9
Read Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, there I said its real name bitches! -_-). Nobody is perfect.
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#10
Also, when I come to the Pit I tend to be more of an asshole. Because this is the pit and its expected of you to be one.

I mean look right now, making a double post. What an asshole right?
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#12
you are absolutely right TS

everyone's an asshole.. you seem like one of the good guys tho
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#13
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I have worked in a casino for two years are a security guard and a valet attendant and I have come to realize that people do things for so many different reasons I generally just instantly forgive them when they wrong me, I have no idea why they did it or what has built up inside them--- or what is going on in their lives. I just figure everyone has bad moments and the high road is my road. I try to keep it that way if possible.


There's a quote that pretty much sums that up:

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#14
Most people are assholes sometimes, but some people are assholes most of the time.
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I have screamed obscenities at people who drove like assholes, selfish and cutting me off, or whatever, as I consider myself a considerate driver



Indeed.
#19
I guess I can definitely be an asshole, although not a very outspoken one. I can't stand happy-go-lucky people though, people who are always trying to be so cheerful. I feel like those are people who are hiding the most. Everyone has their quirks and has an asshole side to him or her.
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I have worked in a casino for two years are a security guard and a valet attendant and I have come to realize that people do things for so many different reasons I generally just instantly forgive them when they wrong me, I have no idea why they did it or what has built up inside them--- or what is going on in their lives. I just figure everyone has bad moments and the high road is my road. I try to keep it that way if possible.



Dude, they were in a casino.
They probably just lost their rent money or their kids college fund.
#26
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#28
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I can't disagree. I can be a gaping asshole sometimes; it's too bad I only recognize it after I've done it.

Yeah don't you hate that? I mean I've been a gaping asshole at times but I only realise it once I start to feel the semen dripping down the inside of my thighs.
#30
I try to be considerate as i can when possible, but yeah i imagine that when i'm in a rush or whatever i can appear to be an asshole. I think that a lot of people who appear to be assholes have some kind of rational motivation to act how they do (if they are in a rush, etc.), but if they are a complete stranger then to you they are just someone who barged past you while you were walking in the street.
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#31
It's not that you're wrong, it just amazes me that you view this as some kind of 'theory' and not just something anyone who lives past the age of 12 figures out.


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