I think if you look for it, you will find it. If you let these minor things bother you, they will. Focus on your actions and that's it. Mickey ears at shows? Never even occurred to me. Yep. My kids have stopped cold on a sidewalk before to announce that their shoe is untied or has mulch in it or an itch or whatever. We then "pull over" to correct the shoe issue. My point is that people are not always being super selfish. MOST of the time, they are not being super selfish. Have you ever been in a car drop off or pick up line at a school? It's the same level of maddening if you let it get to you. So don't! I came back from Disney over Spring Break thinking about how many fantastic people I met. It was unseasonably hot and crowded and I generally try to avoid people at all costs but there was so much friendliness going on. People are good. Focus on it and that will be the predominant behavior you see. Generalizing and name-calling doesn't help spread happiness either.