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100 Words on Hypocrisy

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.

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Christina Stainbrook, Nicole Gardner, John Orr, and 3 others

John Orr John Orr
You need to put this on Hitrecord.

Gregor Morrill Gregor Morrill
I've never considered it before; guess i thought of it primarily for graphic arts, but I guess people post text, too? I'll check it out.

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Gregor Morrill Gregor Morrill
A'ight, I joined.

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Laurie Guerrettaz Laurie Guerrettaz
Hypocrisy has always seemed like the worst thing. I suppose there's another form of hypocrisy that happens when people are young in their learning process about some moral conviction. It's the lack of moral conviction that bothers me. I was raised by one parent to see hypocrisy as trying to get something for nothing, like salvation without piety. That's a hard way to live, if you're always second guessing your attempts at righteousness.

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