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Is All Hypocrisy Bad, Or Just Some?

  1. Link10103 profile image75
    Link10103posted 3 years ago

    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?

  2. jlpark profile image87
    jlparkposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. Link10103 profile image75
      Link10103posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. jlpark profile image87
      jlparkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      smile - 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.

  3. Aime F profile image84
    Aime Fposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. Link10103 profile image75
      Link10103posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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...

    2. Aime F profile image84
      Aime Fposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Sometimes people don't know what words mean but use them anyway. tongue

    3. Link10103 profile image75
      Link10103posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Was certainly an interesting endeavor earlier today using words...definitions...and common sense.
      Of course, we are still wrong though...sigh

    4. jlpark profile image87
      jlparkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Cause, where would all the fun be if you were right on occasion, Link?? Gotta keep things interesting! tongue

    5. Link10103 profile image75
      Link10103posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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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