People often hold up politicians as models of hypocrisy in action. Sure, there are a few, but for the vast majority of politicians it simply isn't true. Most politicians say one thing and then do nothing. That isn't hypocrisy, it's laziness. I come from a "do what I say, not what I do" world. Where I grew up hypocrisy had a different name. It was called parenting. No sane parent would say it's OK for a child to do the things that I've done (no matter how good it felt). Socrates was sentenced to death thousands of years ago for corrupting the youth. He wasn't a hypocrite and look what happened.
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