I think it's just an asshole being an asshole. There are a whole lot of those walking around and I appreciate when an asshole makes it clear that they are one so that I can steer clear of them. :lol:
"Be your own person and it doesn't matter how you treat others as long as YOU are happy. "
That is definitely the message and I think it encourages this type of person to be more overt in expressing their character flaws but I do not think it is the cause. We all basically see and hear the same screwed up message but we aren't all acting on it.
I don't know how the asshole/caring-person ratio changes by age group but it's certainly prevalent in young people.
[This message edited by Housefulloflove at 3:43 PM, June 8th (Saturday)]