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Thursday, March 1, 2012

A few observations

Isn't it interesting how the people who are wrong most often are precisely those least willing to admit error?

Isn't it amazing how those who need most to be in control of other people are always those with the least self control? Think of the people you know who always have to boss others around, always have to get their way. Don't they seem to have almost no control over their own tempers, their own appetites, their own spending, and their own egos?

Isn't it remarkable how the biggest hypocrites are never bothered by their own hypocrisy?

And isn't it stupefying that all three of those paradoxes will often find a home in the same person?

Then again, perhaps none of these things should be surprising. If you're unwilling to learn from your errors, you're condemned to always being wrong. If you have no self control, like a child, you're far more likely to act like a spoiled five year old, demanding that everyone else do your bidding. And if you were bothered by your own hypocrisy, you would stop being a hypocrite.

In any case, when you meet someone like this, turn around and run as far as you can, as fast as you can. Don't stop until you're completely out of breath.

Then, once you catch your breath, run even further.


Anonymous said...


Perfectly stated !!

Mad Dog

John Craig said...

Thanks Mad Dog.

Gilbert Ratchet said...

"Isn't it remarkable how the biggest hypocrites are never bothered by their own hypocrisy?"

Did you mean, those who _condemn_ hypocrites the loudest are never bothered by their own hypocrisy? That's been my experience, producing something like meta-hypocrisy.

But yeah, I sure wish I had run...

John Craig said...

Gilbert --
Well, I condemn hypocrites pretty loudly, so that would be me....but I try not to be.....hmm. Never thought of it that way.