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Monday, April 30, 2012

Just Be Yourself. To Thine Own Self, Be True.

I am so sick and tired of all the two-faced hypocrites. They put one face on in public and a different face on in private.

There are holier-than-thou religious hypocrites who proclaim to be good followers of a Supreme Being but who spew forth venom of hatred toward persons who do not agree with them. Many of the religious zealots will ostracize those who do not share the exact same religious beliefs. They will kill in the name of the Lord. These "good" people are some of the most prejudiced, discriminatory people on Earth.

There are the passionately biased politically opinionated people who are strong advocates of the freedom of speech and of political expression for all those who are of the same opinion; but, woe unto those who are of a different perspective because all of a sudden the same ideals of freedom of speech and of political expression do not apply.

There are those hypocrites claiming to be of sound moral character that lead secret private lives quite different from that which they profess. And yet, while in the public eye, these same people will sit in judgement regarding other peoples' lives whether it be marital relations, religious practices, sexual mores, etc.

There are the folks who say or write whatever they want to whoever they want and whenever they want, but who do not afford others the same courtesy. They will say whatever is on their mind at the moment. They will voice their unsolicited opinion. They will tell you what you should do, when you should do it, and how you should do it; But, all hell breaks loose if you dare do that to them

There are the friends and relatives who claim their love and affection but will turn their back at the drop of a dime for the silliest of reasons or for no apparent reason at all. They will like you only as long as you never disagree with them. They want you to visit them or telephone them, but never reciprocate in kind. They know you when it is beneficial to and for them to know you; otherwise, you never hear from them. As long as you are whatever others want you to be, they will like you. The moment you are not who or what they want, you are history.

I could go on and on and on. However, I choose not to. My message is simply this:

To Thine Own Self, Be True.


CWMartin said...

Like that guy that leads the anti-bullying group that spent his whole speech belittling Christians (see my blog)? Realizing you're upset about something, but there are hipocrytes on both sides of ANY divide.

Roland Hansen said...


I am upset with all hypocrites. The truth is the truth; the facts are the facts - to these things there are no two sides.

My son, Adam Hansen, recently posted something from "Your Joyologist" over on Facebook which pretty well sums up where I am coming from on all this.
Here is the quote: "Being honest may hurt, but it is a necessity in all parts of life. Pretending, faking, ignoring the reality only causes more pain in the end."

I am also reminded of a favorite of my own called the Gestalt Prayer.

I do my thing and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you, and I am I,
and if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful.
If not, it can't be helped.

--- (Fritz Perls, "Gestalt Therapy Verbatim", 1969)