I am surrounded by assholes. Facebook Comments. Sign up Now! It's sad really, if it didn't come with the stupidity and the loudness. Reaction Images Uploaded by Hyp3rC4t. Most a-holes aren't interested in the give and take of conversation. You can find them everywhere: That's right: We generally defer to authority. The feelings, thoughts, input or contribution of others is minimized, cast aside, even ridiculed, in order to pump up their own sense of self-worth. And I started asking myself, what is going on here? We respect others' opinions even if they aren't shared. Eventually, our self-esteem begins to erode leading to feelings of hopelessness, fatigue, sadness and depression.