Hypocrisy: Who Is Hypocrite?
Hypocrisy is the practice of claiming to have higher standards or more noble beliefs than is the case. Or a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles that one does not really possess. Moreover, it is the behavior of people who do things that they tell other people not to do.
Who is hypocrite?
A hypocrite is someone who preaches one thing, and does another. A person who practices hypocrisy. Truly, a person, group, community or business may be hypocrite.
Let's look at different examples of hypocrisy.
The first example would be to criticize governments' mass surveillance programs and at the same time spying on another. Or a government that criticizes another about something that it has been doing all along.
The second example of hypocrisy would be to pretend to fight terrorism and the same time funding terrorism activities.
The third example of hypocrisy may be a husband or wife that is blaming a spouse for cheating while doing exactly the same thing.
Another example would be someone who pretend to be your friend but delights in working against you behind the scene. Or a corrupt law enforcement officer that is fighting serious crimes. Indeed there many examples of hypocrisy but some are more disgusting than others. To be fair, everyone has been hypocrite at one stage. Nevertheless, there are times when people resort to hypocrisy to protect themselves or keep a secret.
For example, if one is asked by a good friend that is a democrat: have you voted for
the democrat candidate? One may reply yes even though one has voted for the republicans. In this instance, though one has been a hypocrite, the motif was not unfriendly as one is only afraid that the truth may damage the friendship.
So should we say, there are two types of hypocrisy? The good and bad.
Will you agree that a good motif always justifies the hypocrite?
When was the last time you have been hypocrite for good reasons?
When was the last time you have been hypocrite for the worst reasons?
Do you accept that everyone is a hypocrite?
What is the opposite of hypocrisy?
Would you rather be honest or sincere?
Or do you agree that it is not always easy to be honest or sincere?
Lastly, on the scale of one to ten, how would you value sincerity?