I can because I'm grown, but you're not me.
Ah.....gotta love double standards. Ever teach your kids that lying is bad, but then instruct them to tell someone on the phone that you're not home? Or preach the wrongs of stealing, but then fudge the numbers on your tax return, or arrive to work at 8:08 and put down your start time as 8:00 instead of 8:15 (uh oh...was that the sound of more people leaving the room? )
Hey for what it's worth, I'm just as guilty as the next man. I've used the tell 'em I'm not home a few times, especially if the movie / game was getting REALLY good! (My badd!)
But some double standards are meant to shield you from harm. For instance, what better person to tell you the dangers of using drugs than someone who was / is addicted? It's only hypocrisy if you're doing it to make yourself seem BETTER than the other person. Otherwise, you can look at yourself as being a bad example for a good cause.
In the perfect world, you do everything 100% properly, 100% of the time. But I've yet to find that perfect world (except when I'm doing the drugs I told you that you shouldn't do)
Here is today's thought:
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
Two Fingers, One Love