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  1. SubscriberFMF
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    Politicians and their ilk aside, do ordinary people generally exhibit more hypocrisy in their online interactions than they do in their offline interactions?

    Or is it the other way around?

    Does hypocrisy increase with disinhibition?
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    @fmf said
    Politicians and their ilk aside, do ordinary people generally exhibit more hypocrisy in their online interactions than they do in their offline interactions?

    Or is it the other way around?

    Does hypocrisy increase with disinhibition?
    I think some people obscure their hypocrisy with general interpersonal niceness, or it may be that other people choose to overlook the hypocrisy in exchange for a sweeter relationship with a “nice” person.
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    This is the interweb baby.
    Anything goes.
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    @fmf said
    Politicians and their ilk aside, do ordinary people generally exhibit more hypocrisy in their online interactions than they do in their offline interactions?

    Or is it the other way around?

    Does hypocrisy increase with disinhibition?
    I think we may be less hypocritical in our online interactions, we may be careful how we express ourselves in writing. Offline, or among friends, we may be more openhearted as we are accepted for whom we are with our shortcomings and qualities.
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    @the-gravedigger said
    This is the interweb baby.
    Anything goes.
    Just keep your shovel in your pants, Mr. Digger.
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    @divegeester said
    I think some people obscure their hypocrisy with general interpersonal niceness, or it may be that other people choose to overlook the hypocrisy in exchange for a sweeter relationship with a “nice” person.
    Fair points, and now I see that you might be someone who has and maybe has had a clear and analytical view from outside of things.

    Not my place to correct or try to guide you, of course.
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    @torunn said
    I think we may be less hypocritical in our online interactions, we may be careful how we express ourselves in writing. Offline, or among friends, we may be more openhearted as we are accepted for whom we are with our shortcomings and qualities.
    Interesting points. However, I see it as being the other way around.
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    @fmf said
    Interesting points. However, I see it as being the other way around.
    Mm. By "I" what exactly do you mean?
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    For every human quality you can construct an opposite quality.

    The opposite of being true to your beliefs is being able to know when you must change your thinking.

    The opposite of being bold, forthright and courageous is being cautious and thoughtful and taking care of your impact on others.

    If you believe there is a time and a place for every quality as opposed to one quality being superior to it's opposite, then you will happily change your mind as required. If you believe you must define yourself by one stance as if the human mind were never conflicted and should never change, then you will be surrounded by hypocrisy. You will perpetuate wars rather than move your position and join in a process of collective thought and growth which by definition requires change.
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    @relentless-red said
    You will perpetuate wars rather than move your position and join in a process of collective thought and growth which by definition requires change.
    Do you think "collective thought" is something desirable in an online environment like a message board?
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    @relentless-red said
    If you believe you must define yourself by one stance as if the human mind were never conflicted and should never change, then you will be surrounded by hypocrisy.
    What definition of "hypocrisy" do you have in mind that makes this sentence work for you?

    I see "hypocrisy" as being engaging in the same behavior for which one criticizes another person.

    I don't see how "being surrounded by hypocrisy", or not as the case may be, would be affected by your "conflicted" mind.

    Shouldn't people strive to define their stance on hypocrisy in one way: hypocrisy is unethical. Right?

    Why would it ever be good for that ethical stance to change?
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    @relentless-red said
    If you believe there is a time and a place for every quality as opposed to one quality being superior to it's opposite, then you will happily change your mind as required.
    Is there "a time and a place" for hypocrisy, to your way of thinking? Are there times when hypocrisy is "superior to its opposite"?
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    @kevin-eleven said
    Fair points, and now I see that you might be someone who has and maybe has had a clear and analytical view from outside of things.

    Not my place to correct or try to guide you, of course.
    I will happily trade relationship for pure principled** posting.

    **That is completely separate from politeness, courtesy and charm.
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    @fmf said
    Interesting points. However, I see it as being the other way around.
    Me too.
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    @relentless-red said
    The opposite of being true to your beliefs is being able to know when you must change your thinking.
    No it isn’t the “opposite”.

    The opposite of “being true to your beliefs” is betraying your beliefs.
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