Hypocrisy is not an advisable approach of uplifting our status to higher ground.
Pretending what we are not would only put us in awkward or embarrassing
situation. We should avoid pretending ourselves that we are anything other than
who or what we are and begin directing all our energy to what is really
Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is
Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy. It makes us like to think of
ourselves as sophisticated and evolved, as hypocrisy is magnificent in its
promises but never intending to go beyond promise because we are still driven by
human urges like greed and power. It is not hard to notice this trend in our
daily interactions in social media. Many of us tend to attract attention to feel
important instead of sharing to inform, to entertain, to inspire, to encourage
or to motivate others.
It is easy to live after the opinion of others; it is easy in solitude to live
after our own; but a great person is one who in the midst of the crowd and
confusion keeps with perfect harmony the independence of attitude. The greatest
thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Only a weak person needs
someone else around all the time.
I have learned that hypocrisy is not a best approach for getting
us to the proper high ground. Pretending we are decent, saying our moral is not
the same as acting morally.
No habit nor quality is
more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor anything sooner learned than to deny
the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from. The seeds of every
passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.
We are, who and what we are. What we see is what we get. When we say what is
true, good, honest and real, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do
not know it, but for the sake of defending those who do. Defending the truth is
not something one does out of a sense of duty nor to dispel guilt complexes, but
is a reward in itself.
Honest discussions, even and perhaps especially on topics about which we
disagree, can help us resist hypocrisy and arrogance. They can also help us live
up to the basic ideals, such as liberty and justice for all. However, sometimes
we have to put up with the hypocrisy; we have to put a happy face on sorrow, we
have to keep on keeping on even we disagree. Sometimes we have to go with the tide
because of kindness or for selfish reasons.
have also learned that to have a great life, is to keep on improving ourselves;
to live without pretending; love without depending and listen without defending.
By Tim Pedrosa
Be not intimidated...nor suffer
yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense
of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often
used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and