Hypocrisy is seemingly an American tradition these days, society seems to be based on a do as I say not as I do mentality, the problem with that is when you decide to inject some honesty and logic into things you’re suddenly branded as “negative” and pushed away for daring to be different. (indiabix) I can speak to this directly as it’s something I’ve lived with for a while now, when something is presented and you point out the flaws only it’s one thing, but when you point out the flaws and offer alternatives and you’re told to just do as you’re instructed, it’s a morale killer typically. (dialykos) When you’re talking to someone above you, a parent, a boss, a preacher, or a government official, they’ll usually give you the rules you’re supposed to follow, but when you look deeper you find that they’re doing the exact opposite behind closed doors. (raptureready) The best way to lead someone is to lead by example, it’s not what always happens, but it is the most positive way to do things, if your parents say not to do drugs then go to their room and smokes a little meth, it’s no surprise when the child winds up with the same vices. (nationalpost)
One of the greatest uniting factors of the American public is the distrust of those above us, those in Washington D.C., our very own government has become the largest enemy of the state in the eyes of the average citizen. (washingtonpost) For years the American people have felt that the government has turned on us, at one point we truly believed that they had our best interests at heart, but now we’ve come to accept that they’re corrupt and looking to harm the little man instead of helping us succeed as a nation. (youtube) I’ve been called a cynic, and I don’t have a problem with that term, people like George Carlin and Bill Maher have made me look at politics and realize all the good and bad that lie within that magical land called Washington D.C., it’s also why I’ve always realized there are different rules for those in power and those of us “regular folk.” The latest example of this is the news that government officials, on both sides of the aisle, haven’t been paying their taxes. That in it’s own right is a bad thing, but when the amount that has been neglected is around three billion dollars, it makes you realize that as a citizen your power is beyond limited, it’s non-existent. (baynews9) If a regular citizen doesn’t pay their taxes the government is all over them, yet that very government has enough outstanding tax debt among it’s members that they could purchase an NFL Franchise, that’s insane. (huffingtonpost) It’s enough to make person want to give up, luckily for me I don’t know how to quit, I’ve just learned to face life on a daily basis, don’t stress the things you can’t control, it’ll just put you in an early grave.