It is always risky to judge others. But recently my sense is that I've run into unusually many assholes – in business, in my community work and in private life. Inevitably one should take the Dalai Lama perspective and point one's finger at oneself and do some heavy analysis.
Sure, I'm no saint, but I really haven't shifted my values much. But I can see that my tolerance for certain types of behavior has decreased. I get pissed off more at stupid things people do. At people not thinking things through. At greed and selfish behavior. Not too pretty and shows lack of self-discipline, I know.
Anyway, my intention wasn't to offload. Instead it was to share my joy of finding Bob Sutton's blog. He is a management professor at Stanford and has written a book called The No Asshole Rule. Apparently there are quite a few assholes out there which comforted me some. But I still promise to shape up my own act :-)
Have a peek at his blog and see if you find any thing you like.