Hypocrisy. Yep. That's the problem with this world. If people do what they say, say what they mean, and live it - this world would be a much better place.
The hypocrisy that hit me this morning was what people say they stand for but yet what they celebrate.
Case in Point: Bullying and Glee.
Of late Andersen Cooper has been promoting and asking people to take an anti-bulling pledge. And rightfully, so! So, many kid (and adults!) have to deal with a bully every day at school or work. Several have ended their lives instead of exposing themselves to the continued terror. Many every-day people as well as celebraties have signed this pledge of Andersen Cooper. I say "good for them!" None of us should allow another person to suffer at the hands of a bully.
But then there's the other end of things. What is one of the most celebrated shows on TV? Glee. What's one of the most popular characters on this show? A bully.
I watched the first two episodes when the show premiered in 2009. While I LOVED the music on the show, I was TOTALLY turned off by the story lines of bullies, drugs (sold by a teacher, no less), and the rampant sexual promiscuity. I refuse to watch it any more.
Such a contradictory in this world: Let's teach our kids not to be bullies, but yet let's celebrate and enjoy a teacher as she makes snarky comments that degrade students and fellow teachers.
If we (you, me, the world - no matter what faith you practice) actually lived what we believe in where we put our time and money, the world would be a much better place.
I'm done venting now.