If there is one thing that I cannot stand is when someone is being fake or hypocritical. To be honest, I even fail in this area and give myself such a hard time about it. Some reading this may wonder what I’m on about; others will no doubt understand or sympathise.
I’m talking about being a hypocrite or faking stuff in front of others when you in reality are entirely opposite. Everyone does it. There is no denying that. Some just do it less than others. If you say you haven’t ever done it, you either haven’t realised it or you just plainly don’t want to admit it.
Still don’t think so?.. Lets see…
- How many times have you smiled in front of someone, but deep down you just don’t like him/her..?
- How many times have you said complained about someone to someone else; behind their back…?
- Have you ever behaved differently in front of someone and behaved differently in front of another?
- Have you ever done something for someone but in reality you only did it because you had no other excuse to refuse or say ‘No’.. ?
These are just a few examples and there’s more to it, but you get the idea.
Lets face the fact. We all have done the above once or twice. Some even more.
I have failed at this many times; especially in the 3rd area. Its one of my faults. I aim to change it.. How remains to be seen. But I’m determined.
The trick is to be real, transparent and honest. We all claim that we are, but in this world, we all like to be diplomatic in dealing with people; especially the difficult ones.
Sure diplomacy is good and useful; saves some hurt feelings and all. But this world would be so much better if we all were just a bit more real with each other.
Don’t say or do something you really don’t mean or want to in your heart. While everyone else may think you’re great, there’s one person who knows you’re not… YOU.