Comment I made on David Sirota’s post today in the Huffington Post, on What Is Hypocrisy & What Kind of “Hypocrisy” Should We Worry About?
‘I have two things to say about hypocrisy and people in the public light:
1) From a purely practical standpoint, isn’t the net impact of the person the most important factor ? Going back to the Al Gore example, the amount of collective good generated by Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth campaign is so tremendous, that even if the inconsistencies in his personal life were true, it would not really matter in the big picture.
2) From a morality and ethical standpoint, one could argue the importance of walking the talk, as it makes the talk even stronger. That is true. It also does not take into account the complexity of human nature. This is one of the reason I started my blog. To explore the inconsistencies and hypocrisies in my life as a Green Girl Wannabe. These do not make me a bad person. They only highlight my imperfection as a human being, and the difficulties of translating thoughts into personal action.’