Recently, the following quote has been making the rounds: “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” It has been repeatedly misattributed to author William Gibson (and to a lesser extent, Sigmund Freud). For me, this quote brings to mind an old Southern adage which goes, “If you met an asshole at breakfast, then you met an asshole. If you keep meeting assholes all day, then maybe you’re the asshole.”
I imagine Zeno of Citium would probably contend that assholes themselves hold no particular value other than that which is derived from personal virtue.
So remember, when life gives you assholes (yourself or otherwise), use them to your advantage.
Make Assholade, I guess.