Column: Why must people be hypocrites?

Luis Martinez, News Editor

Arguably one of the most annoying things that someone can encounter in their life is any one person who contradicts him or herself and refuses to take the blame when they are wrong.

Of course, I mean hypocrites, and I’m talking about hypocrites who are so bad at not being able to take any type of criticism.

Everyone has a little bit of a hypocrite in them. It’s almost human nature.

Nobody likes to be wrong, but when you keep hammering in your point of views on everyone one you meet, it becomes exhausting to listen to.

I don’t just mean people being wrong about who is the better sports team, or what is a better film.

All of that stuff is people’s opinion, and they are always entitled to them.

My issue with it is when people act a certain way in public or with a certain group of friends, only to completely flip a switch in other company.

I’ll be the first to admit that there are times when I have to be hypocritical, but I’ve learned now how to sort of manage my need to show off or correct someone else who I think is mistaken. For the most part it’s been manageable.

I have known tons of hypocritical people through my life, and I’m sure that I will meet more of them in the future, but my hope for when I first went to college would be that I would not meet as many of them as I did in high school.

Of course, the universe had to prove me wrong, and within my first two years of being a college student, I probably met a fair amount of really bad hypocrites that just make me want to scream and rip the hair out of my skull.

It never ceases to amaze me how some of these people are so blind to the fact that they are huge hypocrites that they don’t realize it themselves and try to stop it.

There is a fine line between having an opinion, and being a relentless, and at times unbearable person to deal with.

I do not get why people have to be hypocrites about almost every single, tiny little detail about basically everything, even matters that are none of their business.

It is a mystery of life, and one that I find truly, undoubtedly annoying as anything else in the world.  People should learn to think before they speak, instead of blurting out whatever comes to mind.

Luis Martinez is a senior journalism major. He can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].