Are people in large US metropolitan cities become too self-centered?

It seems that living in a metropolitan city like San Francisco, where the cost of living is very high, either causes or attracts self-centered behaviors from it's inhabitants. In the angst to make rent and still have a life, the "must compete" machine seems to be working overtime. It shows up from the annoyed driver who almost hits the pedestrian crossing the cross walk "too slowly" and therefore getting in the way of getting to their destination a nanosecond later than they wanted. The reality is that the driver is not going anywhere faster or better yet, not missing anything since they are probably only going to Starbucks for a latte! We have lost focus on what the major ingredients of a life well lived are all about: Love, friends, family, paying it forward and being kind to one another. Money is overrated and winning at all cost is a cancer to society and happiness.