I have a new and improved theory on people- and I've given it a lot of thought. Everyone in the entire population of the human race is an asshole, they just vary in intensity. I may have only met less than a minuscule fractions of the whole population but I also have tv and the news to help cover some of the uncharted ground. I mean it's not hard to miss all the bullshit that goes on. Still it's a rough generalization. But being an asshole is human nature I suspect- parents raise their children in their likeness thus disbursing more assholes into the world and the cycle continues. People starving in third world countries would be assholes if the roles were switch, there's no doubt about that. Pastors, priests, the whole lot of religious mentors are COMPLETE asses. Spoiled little brat kids, respect oriented know-it-all elderly, teenagers (but that's a given). Even if you're the most law abiding, well mannered, pleasant, kind person you were an asshole at one time or another and it's just in sleeper mode so to speak. Some people hide their asshat-ish tendencies fairly well and others don't. For instance, some people have the courtesy to smile back if you happen to smile at them while others sneer or simply look away. But this of course is just a small example. You can easily pick the obvious ones out just by observing their behavior for even a brief moment. To go along with my theory I have drafted a scale of intensity- 1 - Subtle 2 - Apparent 3 - Generic 4 - Obvious 5 - Full Blown For myself I would say Generic although I'm sure this post makes me seem a definite 5. As far as public interaction I try and be as subtle as possible, but hell, you can only do so much. This scale is just my first attempt and I'm sure I'll rework it several times before it's legitimate. So here is my newly developed theory- I'll surely be posting several more times with more developments and ideas expanding on the subject but for now I thought I'd just get it out there.