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Subject: [POLL] What percent of people are a$$holes? rss

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Michael
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Jerks, Douchebags, et cetera. We know they're out there but just how great are there numbers. In this post I will have several polls each with a community, please put the percentage of a$$holes that you think are in that community. If you want to tell me why you voted how you voted, tell me below.
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1. What percentage of a$$holes are there on earth?
0-5%
6-15%
16-25%
26-35%
36-45%
46-55%
56-65%
66-75%
76-85%
86-95%
96-100%
2. What percentage of a$$holes are there at your place of work?
0-5%
6-15%
16-25%
26-35%
36-45%
46-55%
56-65%
66-75%
76-85%
86-95%
96-100%
3. What percentage of a$$holes are there on BGG
0-5%
6-15%
16-25%
26-35%
36-45%
46-55%
56-65%
66-75%
76-85%
86-95%
96-100%
4. What percentage of a$$holes are there in your family?
0-5%
6-15%
16-25%
26-35%
36-45%
46-55%
56-65%
66-75%
76-85%
86-95%
96-100%
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Stephen Harkleroad
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I voted pretty high on most of these questions. At this point in my life, I've come to the conclusion that the world is full of people trying to take the most while contributing the least, whether this be via politics, economics, religion, or education, and being an asshole is an inherent part of that process. (What people get and what people deserve seem to be waaay out of whack.) As more and more people get good at this, the more socially acceptable bad behavior becomes, which perpetuates the cycle.

I hate being the crusty old cynic, but I've found scant evidence to convince me otherwise.
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I think a better question would be for each one of us to ask ourselves just how much of the time we fall into that percentage.whistle

Just sayin.

For me, it's way more often than I'd like
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I said 6%-15% There's really not that many, but they are constantly acting out.
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I think the simple act of not considering those around you can make even the most humble and generous person an asshole for even 2 seconds. I know I'm able... even if I don't want to be one.
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I think 100% of people are considered assholes by a certain % of somebody.
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Should I take my family to mean my extended family, or just the folks who live in my house?
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The question about the people at work.......it would be great to separate the known versus the unknown jerks.


Wow!! The family results are very polar-opposites!!! That was my highest category, BTW. (Yes, I'm the only geek in my family)
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I know I'm an asshole. Why fight it?
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I was going to say everyone but me.
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Kevin Youells wrote:
I was going to say everyone but me.


What an asshole.
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I think we need to attribute weight to the a$$holes.
Generally, I think most people are ok. BUT, the a$$holes manage to get themselves into higher positions by virtue of their tactics. Through the use of this vantage, they often do the most damage.

Think of it this way: most people who drive are ok but the a$$hole is the one who will almost kill you.
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Depends...do you mean a$$holes in person? Or a$$holes on a message board? I'd say the going from the latter to the former increases the percentage by about 50-60. The same people who aren't a-holes in person have no problem being one on a MB.
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joebelanger wrote:
I know I'm an asshole. Why fight it?


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20%!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_principle
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MWChapel wrote:
I think 100% of people are considered assholes by a certain % of somebody.

+1

... and thumbed.
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