Wednesday, December 4, 2013
This quote by Gandhi was offered in response to a Facebook post about the “hypocrisy” of society.
Indeed, this is the ideal we strive towards. But I think the point being made (by the OP, not Gandhi) is that, as a minority of one, we are often punished for the truths and ideals we hold dear. Possibly for the rest of our lives.
Hence, the hypocrisy refers to those who end up subscribing to alternate ‘truths’ and ‘realities’; surrendering to the ‘fact’ that the world is going to hell anyway, in exchange for social standing, ego stroking, creature comforts, and the promise that you will suffer a little less than your neighbor, either in this life or the next.
Some might say, that sounds like a good deal.