We are all hypocrites

Updated: Mar 10, 2021

Time to get real.

Something has been irking me and whenever this happens of course, I have to burden you all with my problems. A sentiment about human nature that has stuck with me for a long time is the idea that it is a fallacy to believe humans act rationally 100% of the time. There are a lot of external factors that can lead to people exhibiting inconsistent or strange behaviour. However this doesn't absolve us of all responsibility when we engage in this conduct and we owe it to ourselves to constantly analyse and rationalise acting the way we do.

We all have our own sense of morality and part of that is trying our best to ensure our actions align with our values. I believe if we have a value system then this shouldn't waiver no matter the circumstances. I understand that in extreme cases we may have to compromise our morals but for the most part we should stand by our convictions. For example, if I'm a vegetarian and I go somewhere with little to no vegetarian options, I'm not then going to eat meat. Instead I'd probably go hungry for a few hours then eat when suitable to do so. But of course if we take this to the extreme, for example, I haven't eaten in a week and the only thing to curb my hunger is a steak then of course you can forgive that person for compromising their values. Does that make sense?

But the very specific instance I want to talk about in this post is how quick people abdicate their own beliefs because emotions are running high or they're dealing with someone they don't like. One thing I absolutely hate is using someones appearance as a way to attack or criticise them. Especially when it has nothing to do with the situation. I think the majority of us wo