Monday, March 09, 2009

Donc peu long Mme l'Hypocrite

Hypocrisy is acting in a manner contradictory to one's professed beliefs and feelings, or conversely, expressing false beliefs and opinions in order to conceal one's real feelings or motives.

Psychologically, hypocrisy can be an unconscious act of self-deception. Like avoiding ones own short-comings and faults.

Although hypocrisy has been called "the tribute that vice pays to virtue" and a bit of it certainly greases the wheels of social exchange, it may also corrode the well-being of those people who are continually forced to make use of it. As Boris Pasternak has Yurii say in Doctor Zhivago, "Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike... Our nervous system isn't just fiction, it's part of our physical body, and it can't be forever violated with impunity"
So long little Ms. Hypocrite


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