Some recent threads on here and events offline inspired me to create this thread. Actually, Iíve meant to make the part of this thread dealing with comics for a long time now. Throughout our day, itís not uncommon to hear someone voice two supposedly opposing ideas. Sometimes, this comes across as more of a display of diversity of thought than hypocrisy, but can often be an outright display of hypocritical behavior. To use a possibly badly worded metaphor, Iím sure Iíve told someone they shouldnít have some pie because itís bad for them while Iím digging into my second slice.
Iím a hypocritical driver. Iíll yell at someone for passing me on the right so I canít get over and can do practically the same thing moments later.
Iím a hypocrite when it comes to my paycheck. I understand taxes pay for programs Iím in favor of, but hate that so much in taxes is deducted from my check. (not as much as it used to be since I live in Texas now and the tax rate is lower here)
Iím a hypocritical lover. I tell my girlfriend to not worry about me so much and concentrate on making herself happy, but I put a lot of effort into pleasing her. What can I say, itís a fault of mine Iíll just have to live with and accept.
I wonder if this extends to the comics I read. Is it hypocritical to read and root for a hero who doesnít hold the same values as I do? Can you be against the death penalty and still enjoy Punisher without being a hypocrite?
Are you a hypocrite or diverse? If you are a hypocrite in some areas, would you call that a bad thing? What areas? Why?