Written October 12, 2016
“Hypocrites are rather easy to recognize. They spend most of their time pointing out the flaws in others, and the rest of the time trying to flaunt their perfection.” ~Charles F. Glassman
If you’re a hypocrite you show the world beliefs and opinions that are different from your real feelings or motives. Hypocrisy is behaving differently from what you say you believe. It’s when you pay lip service(hypocritical display of sorrow) or you cry crocodile tears(a false or insincere weeping). You act under pretense or you pretend with intention to deceive.
Not long ago I saw a social media post by a female saying something to the effect of, “Women who steal another woman’s man are bad people.” The funny thing is that this female stole her man from another woman. Sounds to me like this female is a hypocrite. Politicians are notoriously hypocritical. When they run for office they say one thing to you so you vote for them and do the complete opposite when they get into office. I’ve had lots of encounters with people like this. From the so-called friend who said, “I love you but…” and almost always followed up with nasty criticism, the so-called friend who said mean things about another friend so I wouldn’t be friends with that person, to the person who told me all the things wrong with my life even tho that person did many of those same if not similar things. I think we are all a little hypocritical on occasion. I know I’m far from perfect that’s for sure. I think that we do this so we can fit in with or look good to our friends. However if we go along with the crowd were are denying who we are. We are not being true to ourselves. We are are not being our true authentic selves.
Thought for the day: When you point a finger at someone, remember there are three pointing back.” ~Unknown This phrase forces introspection(looking inside yourself) instead of just blaming someone else.