13 October 2010

The Hypocrite Gene


A lot of us like to label people, but the most popular label is 'hypocrite'. The Merriam-Webster Online dictionary defines hypocrite as 'a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings'.

So how many hypocrites we know? The answer, I'm sure is, a lot! Everybody is a hypocrite except ourselves, our parents, our families and close friends. Right. If you feel this way, YOU TOO ARE A HYPOCRITE!

My theory is all human beings, men and women alike, have hypocrisy ingrained in their cores. The only difference is 'some people are more hypocritical than others'. We all have The Hypocrite Gene.

So next time when we point fingers at others that he or she is a hypocrite, I suggest look we look into ourselves first. There are many instances that we have behaved hypocritically. It's just that when we do it, we don't remember. Why? Because you always remember 'who threw the muck at you'.

So without your permission I have administered you the red pill and brought you out of your blissful ignorance of illusion to embrace the painful truth of reality. 

I'm sure some researcher some day will single out The Hypocrite Gene! 

P.S.: The title of the post has been inspired by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins' path breaking book The Selfish Gene.  

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