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Is All Hypocrisy Bad, Or Just Some?
I am of the mindset that all is bad, but since we are imperfect humans, most of it is forgivable. A prime example of bad hypocrisy is when someone complains about censorship of comments here on Hub Pages...to then censor comments from someone they dislike on their own posts, to then continue to complain about censorship on a different post.
Thoughts on the matter?
I think it depends on the effect it has - if it effects only the hypocrite, then..meh. But if it negatively effects other people - bad..
If the hypocrisy harms no one else, then...all it does it make the hypocrite look stupid/bad/...hypocricitical. So the only person it's doing any harm to is the person doing the actions that are hypocritically.
So, using the HP example you gave - the complaining if someone censors their comments, then censoring of another's comment by the same person - the only person who looks silly is the person being hypocritical. Most people can see through it, and it really just damages their credibility, honesty, and reputation, rather than harming anything else. Particularly if it is done in a place it is so easy to find the original complaint and prove the hypocrisy.
And, there are a number of people here at HP like that...so I'm making a generalisation about all hubbers here - not any one or two in particular. (heck, I'll even include myself in here - I hate hypocrisy, but I'm sure I've done something like it once or twice)
HOWEVER, when it harms another person - denying them something, or taking something away from them - then it's bad for everyone.
But we are all guilty of it at some point....unfortunately, humans are wired to make sure that they gain something from an action, so...they will do what they need to to do so.
Hypocrisy itself I can deal with. We arent perfect, and I understand that.
But when people are knowingly being hypocritical and then deny that they are, even when the proof is clear as day, I just about want to lose my damn mind.
- I can completely understand that, Link!. Though, I've just stopped responding, and left those who do it to make fools of themselves...getting annoyed with it just puts my blood pressure up, and I can't be bothered.
I definitely think we've all been unknowingly hypocritical at some point. I think it's only a 'bad' thing if someone points it out and you deny it/don't care to change it. I hate being hypocritical so I would be happy to discover that I had been - so I can change it.
I have been called a hypocrite plenty of times on here. Every single time I have asked the person claiming such to point out where I was a hypocrite so we can address it, I never got a response.
Its obviously cause I'm so perfect, ohohoho...
Sometimes people don't know what words mean but use them anyway.
Was certainly an interesting endeavor earlier today using words...definitions...and common sense.
Of course, we are still wrong though...sigh
Cause, where would all the fun be if you were right on occasion, Link?? Gotta keep things interesting!
Wrote a hub the other day clarifying my religious standpoint. First comment on there shows they didn't read any of it, to then continue on telling me what my religious viewpoint actually is under the pretense of understanding what I wrote. SIGH
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