Inherently Different

The One About Hypocrisy

Ever listen to someone give advice and all the while you’re wondering what exactly gives them the right to do so? I’m talking about someone who gives advice about relationships, yet has never been in a healthy one. Or someone who gives financial advice, but always seems to be broke? Or worse yet, someone who points out your shortcomings, yet is the most flawed human to ever walk upright?

That is what I feel sometimes when talking to some people lately. I’m not perfect and I don’t pretend to be, but when someone who is in a worse situation than I tries to chime in with what I should do in a given situation, I can’t help but burst. The thing is, my friends and family have long considered me an emotional tampon, and tend to dump their problems on me. It isn’t something I asked for, but there it is and I struggle with avoiding the label of hypocrite.

That said, It has been a long time since I answered some of the email messages I get about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I’m gonna post some of the most recent advice emails here.