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Facade's avatar

What do you think about "walking contradictions"?

Asked by Facade (22922points) March 30th, 2009
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kenmc's avatar

I think every human on earth is one.

kenmc's avatar

@Facade Was that an agreement or a question?

trumi's avatar

Is the plan to just ask a bunch of broad questions all night?

Facade's avatar

@trumi if only…if only

Dansedescygnes's avatar

@trumi

Broad questions promote discussion since they are applicable to almost anyone. I don’t see the problem with them at all, even though they may not meet the diamond-grade standards that this site holds.

As for the question, I agree with boots. But I think that there’s a point where you go from a walking contradiction to a hypocrite, the latter of which is no good.

Facade's avatar

@Dansedescygnes Where do you think the line is between the two?

Blondesjon's avatar

Isn’t that crawling?

Dansedescygnes's avatar

@Facade

Well, hypocrisy is the act of going against what you have previous professed to believe in or stand for. Walking contraction may just be two traits you possess that kind of clash as in you like being around groups of people, but you don’t like talking to people or something, that’s not hypocritical, but the two do kind of contradict each other.

But something like “I’m against violence and to get my point across I hit people.” The catchy phrase “walking contradiction” is less apt here and should more just be “hypocrite”.

Kraken's avatar

They’re better than sitting ones.

marauder76's avatar

I think it was a Kris Kristofferson song that said: “He’s a walking contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction”

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