Hypocrisy is a very human thing. We are all guilty of it at some point. We hold a belief, but our words or actions contradict. Pointing out hypocrisy is also a very human thing. I see it a lot in conversations about complex, political topics. It usually rubs me the wrong way, so I have been thinking about why that is.
I think it is easy to use hypocrisy as a diversion. We can dismiss ideas without considering them. I am not suggesting hypocrisy be ignored, but I do think how we respond to it is important for productive communication.