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Why do people preach what they don’t practice
Attributable to human nature or an ingrained feebleness of our psyche, we often take pleasure in considering ourselves as role models for others around us. We want others to follow our footsteps and listen to us without complaining in the least. Things become easier than otherwise, when people around us are reticent, and don’t readily reflect our mentality. However, that never means they support our baseless or sometimes outright bizarre ideologies. Hence, it becomes really important to practice our words before asking others to infer some sense out of them.
Well, why do people preach what they don’t practice is a complicated query in itself. People often wrongly believe that they are superior to others and what they do is always correct – even what they don’t do but keep bragging about it is something exemplary for others. As mentioned in the beginner, the feebleness (inconsistency of actions, superiority complex, narcissism, etc.) of psyche is the major culprit behind this behavior, which might appeal to one who displays or practices it, but for others it’s nothing but a pretentious – ostentatious rather – parade of mental, physical, moral or even immoral superiority.
Further, as most of us find ourselves surrounded with such fools, it’s always beneficial not to take their supposed wisdom seriously as it won’t make you any wiser than you actually are. Moreover, if we follow their hooves, we’re bound to gallop into a world of insanity and chaos. So, the best way out of the quandary is to be indifferent toward their flawed tenets of superiority.
Finally yet importantly, people who don’t consider themselves superior to anyone may also exhibit such behavior. Sometimes it happens that a diffident soul finds it difficult to find a way to express his philosophical view of life through his action. Just to cover up his inaction, such a person reveres about things and starts preaching them to others without knowing the implication of his words.
So, it’s always a wise decision to first try things yourself, test their veracity, and then reach a conclusion, rather than concluding first and then, thinking about the implications. There is no point in preaching others what you never did.