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People Describe The Biggest Instances Of Hypocrisy They've Ever Witnessed

People Describe The Biggest Instances Of Hypocrisy They've Ever Witnessed
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There are some people who try to prove a point or proclaim their values but do not see the irony of not following the words they speak. Hypocrisy, in a lot of cases, is lost on the hypocrite themselves.

It's funny to see, and also a little disappointing. When they try to have that hypocrisy pointed out to them, they don't receive it very well either.

Redditor ChadbourneShamille8 wanted to know what were the best (or worst?) examples of hypocrisy Redditors had ever seen.

Redditor ChadbourneShamille8 asked:

"What is an instance of hypocrisy you witnessed?"

Try not to facepalm these examples.

Reddit irony.

"Getting kicked off a subreddit for typing the word Cxnt, only to be called a C*nt by the moderator."

- Are-Sole

"Rules for thee but not for me."

- Just-Call-Me-J

"Anyone banned from r/unpopularopinion can give you dozens of examples."

- Arkady2009

"You mean that sub where people post extremely mainstream opinions pretending they're unpopular?"

- lookingForPatchie

"'I'm not racist but I just stated my racist opinion.'"

- Dagda_the_Druid

"'Your post was removed because: Not an unpopular opinion. Meanwhile, enjoy the half dozen posts about Ellen and Billie Eilish posted within the last five minutes.'"

- Arkady2009

"To quote a tagline I've seen on reddit 'Anything before the 'but' is bullsh*t.'"

"9 times out of 10 that's true. The other time it's not still implies that what comes after the "but" is more important than what comes before it."

"Whether the 'after-the-but' actually is more important that what's before it can be a different story. Similarly, whether the 'before-the-but' actually is irrelevant and/or false."

"The previous 'paragraph' still doesn't change the fact that my first two 'paragraphs' are very very likely true."

- filrabat

Zero tolerance policies.

"My favorite example is zero tolerance in schools."

"It applies stringently to students, and not at all to faculty."

- All_Your_Base

"Why do zero tolerance polices never seem to apply to bullies? I got pushed, hit and relentlessly mocked. Second I told them to f*ck off next thing the school wants to talk with my parents about what a danger I am. Thankfully, despite all the other issues with my mom, she at least would ask the principal why they were all concerned now when they were so dismissive after the last several incidents she brought up where I did nothing but take it."

- ansteve1

"Ugh. My youngest was being bullied in JK. We escalated to a meeting with the principal."

"'Don't you have a zero tolerance policy on violence?'"

"'We certainly do!'"

"'Well, your inaction that has brought us to this point sure seems like tolerance to me…'"

- PokePounder

"Zero tolerance policies are for zero-thinking people. They are never a good idea and nearly always fail spectacularly."

- roboninja

The "holy rollers."

"There is a chapter of 'holy rollers,' Christian bikers at the end of my street. Across from their clubhouse is a convenience store that I go to daily. A homeless woman named Betty comes to this store in the afternoon to get out of the sun and hopefully get a few handouts. Typically, if Betty is there when I show up I'll grab her a big bottle of cold water and a few snacks."

"One day I stopped by the store to grab a coffee before work. Betty was there and was asking three of the holy rollers if they could spare some change or possibly a cigarette from one of the bikers. They started teasing her about her clothes and told her to get off her butt and get a job and walked across the street to their clubhouse. As usual I went in, got her a triangle sandwich and cold water and gave her a couple of my smokes."

"Pretty hypocritical of those that supposedly follow the word of Jesus to turn their back on a sister in need. I'm not religious and I do a better job of helping the less fortunate than many religious people do."

- PleasurenPain702

"I don't know if it's real or not, but I remember hearing this story about how this priest disguised himself as a homeless beggar to see how his local congregation would act to those in need."

"Apparently, he found that a lot of members would mistreat him pretty badly not knowing it was their priest."

- Far-Sheepherder-8256

"Bumper stickers on my fridge because I don't want my car vandalized by the 'turn the other cheekers' who are filled with love."

"'I love Jesus its his followers that I have a problem with.'"

'"The only problem with Baptists is they don't hold them under long enough.'"

- BlueFalconPunch

Other's personal experiences is not welcome here.

"Saw this small argument between two people that happened some years ago online in a comment section. The topic was 'Is Christianity slavery?'"

"One of them argued that it was and brought up their own personal experience as one of the reasons for it. Saying that they were forced to go to church and that you have to have blind faith to follow the religion."

"In response, the other person, who argued that Christianity wasn't slavery, brought their experience. Saying that they had found more freedom in themselves by following the religion and that faith is not blind belief, but rather an act of volition which would generally be based on evidence."

"In response to that, the one arguing that Christianity was slavery said something along the lines of, 'You bringing in your personal experience doesn't make your argument valid.'"

"When I read that I just facepalmed."

- Far-Sheepherder-8256

"I guess in this case, it sounds more like 'having parents is slavery' rather than 'religion is slavery.'"

- Dagda_the_Druid

"This happens a lot in the religion mega thread on the unpopular opinion subreddit."

- Simply_Sky

"It happens a lot elsewhere too."

- Just-Call-Me-J

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​"My dad once told me that he's glad my sister gets welfare, but he doesn't think anyone else should."

- MentalHygienx

"It would be exactly the same for free Medicare, free education, an abortion, etc. etc...."

- NotPoliticallyCorect

Family values.

"Not really a single instance, but a guy I've known for a long time is very vocal about 'family values,' 'the sanctity of marriage,' and complains about people having multiple children by various 'baby mamma's.'"

"He's on his third marriage. He's fathered six children... two with each of his three wives, has two step-kids, and his latest wife is just about the same age as his oldest daughter."

"He's all but disowned her, her brother, and his oldest step-son. But he's all about 'family values.'"

- gogojack

"He gets more family value by buying in bulk."

- throwaway_lmkg

Premarital sex.

"My mother saying premarital sex is sin and I'm going to Hell whilst having 5 'bastard' children and then her saying her and her baby daddy were married in the eyes of the lord, even though one of those kids isn't even his."

- ally2771

"My mother telling me premarital sex is bad, meanwhile my brother was born 6mo after the wedding and weighed almost 4kg."

"Mind you she did end up married to my dad, so I guess she was trying to warn me not to make the same mistakes?"

- Jaggedrain

Hypocrisy in the workplace.​

"Practically every day at the last company I worked for... I could write a list 100 pages long about all of the unethical crap I witnessed. Here are a few memorable ones:"

  • "The same manager who was booking himself vacations and 1st class flights using the company credit card once threw a fit at me because I tried to expense 3 dozen donuts that I bought for a 6-hr training class I was administering for my entire team. My expense report was denied and the costs were deducted from my next paycheck."
  • "My team/department and I were forced to work 60+hr weeks for weeks and months on end (some of us were working 80-100+hrs/wk). Any time I would have to go over to the other branch, only one person would actually show up on time, most would waddle in around 9am, leave for lunch at noon, come back at 1:30pm and leave for the day. I brought this up to management and was told 'mind your own f*cking business.' Worth noting, that branch was 'friends' with management."
  • "One employee was allowed to sleep at his desk for 2 years. When I say sleep, I mean he would show up at 8:30, sleep until almost noon, take a long lunch, sleep until 3 and then leave for the day. Another employee was overworked, fell asleep once and was fired on the spot."
  • "Come bonus time, the general manager re-dispersed bonus funds so their friends would get 2-3x what the rest of us got."

"Managers who play favorites in that manner ought to be thrown out and denied unemployment."

- 1234_Temp_qwer


"Job requires work from home for 16 months due to COVID. Job determines COVID rates aren't so bad anymore in July and requires everyone return to office. Remote work is no longer allowed AT ALL in future (despite being allowed on occasion before COVID)."

"Then Delta starts to ramp up and everyone must still come to office, but not allowed to hold/attend meetings in person and mask must be work in office. So a whole office full of people on Zoom calls in masks. Until..."

"Everyone gets sent home again for Delta but MUST report to work at least once a week. Safety first!!! But only 80% of the time."

- w33dcup

"Relative won't get a COVID shot, because of fears that persist about what's in the shot, but has extensively traveled through SE Asia doing shrooms, heroin, cocaine and pharmaceuticals and will take any drug offered to her."

"Afraid of COVID shot but spiked her skin with an unknown needle in Thailand. Oki doki."


"I'm in an area that has had its first COVID case in July 2021."

"In 2020, it was all strict, masks everywhere, disinfections, no parties, restaurants closed, etc."

"Now, a giant party every other weekend."

- Dagda_the_Druid

"When mommy won't let me cross the road if I don't hold her hand, but she never holds grandma's hand when she crosses the road."

- EccentricHorse11

"This is kind of a wholesome one. I love it."

- SpongeRobTheKing

Too much screen time.

"My parents when I was a kid/teen: Don't be in front of your computer so much. That much screen time can't be good for you!"

"My parents: Sits in front of the TV all day every day while playing candy crush on their individual iPads."

- TheQueenOfSomething

With the brightness and volume level set to max lol."

- kuku-kukuku

"But it's okay, they've got that tiny lamp on in the corner as their only other source of light after the sun goes down."

- neohylanmay

"My dad telling me that video games would poison my mind, and then proceeding to binge-watch the news for hours at a time."

"Even as a kid, I knew it didn't add up."

- MrStringyBark

All we can say is:

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People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

Reddit user Isitjustmedownhere asked: 'Give an example; how weird are you really?'

Let's get one thing straight: no one is normal. We're all weird in our own ways, and that is actually normal.

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't all have that one strange trait or quirk that outweighs all the other weirdness we possess.

For me, it's the fact that I'm almost 30 years old, and I still have an imaginary friend. Her name is Sarah, she has red hair and green eyes, and I strongly believe that, since I lived in India when I created her and there were no actual people with red hair around, she was based on Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.

I also didn't know the name Sarah when I created her, so that came later. I know she's not really there, hence the term 'imaginary friend,' but she's kind of always been around. We all have conversations in our heads; mine are with Sarah. She keeps me on task and efficient.

My mom thinks I'm crazy that I still have an imaginary friend, and writing about her like this makes me think I may actually be crazy, but I don't mind. As I said, we're all weird, and we all have that one trait that outweighs all the other weirdness.

Redditors know this all too well and are eager to share their weird traits.

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

"Give an example; how weird are you really?"

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

"Edit: I guess i should clarify im not rich."

– Practical_Eye_3600

"Gosh the monsters can get you from any angle then."

– bikergirlr7

"At first I thought this was a flex on how big your bedroom is, but then I realized you're just a psycho 😁"

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

"I bought one of those super-powerful fans to dry a basement carpet. Afterwards, I realized that it can point straight up and that it would be amazing to use on myself post-shower. Now I squeegee my body with my hands, step out of the shower and get blasted by a wide jet of room-temp air. I barely use my towel at all. Wife thinks I'm weird."

– KingBooRadley


"In 1990 when I was 8 years old and bored on a field trip, I saw a black Oldsmobile Cutlass driving down the street on a hot day to where you could see that mirage like distortion from the heat on the road. I took a “snapshot” by blinking my eyes and told myself “I wonder how long I can remember this image” ….well."

– AquamarineCheetah

"Even before smartphones, I always take "snapshots" by blinking my eyes hoping I'll remember every detail so I can draw it when I get home. Unfortunately, I may have taken so much snapshots that I can no longer remember every detail I want to draw."

"Makes me think my "memory is full.""

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

"I have eaten the same lunch every day for the past 4 years and I'm not bored yet."

– OhhGoood

"How f**king big was this lunch when you started?"

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

"Had a line cook that worked for us for 6 months never said much. My sous chef once told him with no context, "Baw wit da baw daw bang daw bang diggy diggy." The guy smiled, left, and never came back."

– Frostygrunt


"I pace around my house for hours listening to music imagining that I have done all the things I simply lack the brain capacity to do, or in some really bizarre scenarios, I can really get immersed in these imaginations sometimes I don't know if this is some form of schizophrenia or what."

– RandomSharinganUser

"I do the same exact thing, sometimes for hours. When I was young it would be a ridiculous amount of time and many years later it’s sort of trickled off into almost nothing (almost). It’s weird but I just thought it’s how my brain processes sh*t."

– Kolkeia

If Only

"Even as an adult I still think that if you are in a car that goes over a cliff; and right as you are about to hit the ground if you jump up you can avoid the damage and will land safely. I know I'm wrong. You shut up. I'm not crying."

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

"As a kid I would snack on my dog's Milkbones."

– drummerskillit

"Haha, I have a clear memory of myself doing this as well. I was around 3 y/o. Needless to say no one was supervising me."

– Isitjustmedownhere

"When I was younger, one of my responsibilities was to feed the pet fish every day. Instead, I would hide under the futon in the spare bedroom and eat the fish food."

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

"I'm autistic and have always had a thing for insects. My neurotypical best friend and I used to hang out at this local bar to talk to girls, back in the late 90s. One time he claimed that my tendency to circle conversations back to insects was hurting my game. The next time we went to that bar (with a few other friends), he turned and said sternly "No talking about bugs. Or space, or statistics or other bullsh*t but mainly no bugs." I felt like he was losing his mind over nothing."

"It was summer, the bar had its windows open. Our group hit it off with a group of young ladies, We were all chatting and having a good time. I was talking to one of these girls, my buddy was behind her facing away from me talking to a few other people."

"A cloudless sulphur flies in and lands on little thing that holds coasters."

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

"The girl notices my tension, and asks if I am looking at the leaf. "Actually, that's a lepidoptera called..." I looked at the back of my friend's head, he wasn't looking, "I mean a butterfly..." I poked it and it spread its wings the girl says "oh that's a BUG?!" and I still remember my friend turning around slowly to look at me with chastisement. The ONE thing he told me not to do."

"I was 21, and was completely not aware that I already had a rep for being an oddball. It got worse from there."

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


"That's how I am with popsicles. My wife shudders every single time."


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


"You should keep that kind of thing to yourself. Even when asked."

– We-R-Doomed

"There's some disturbing sh*t in this thread, but this one takes the cake."

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

"I can hear the television while it's on mute."

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

"Whenever I say a word and feel like I used a half of my mouth more than the other half, I have to even it out by saying the word again using the other half of my mouth more. If I don't do it correctly, that can go on forever until I feel it's ok."

"I do it silently so I don't creep people out."

– LesPaltaX

"That sounds like a symptom of OCD (I have it myself). Some people with OCD feel like certain actions have to be balanced (like counting or making sure physical movements are even). You should find a therapist who specializes in OCD, because they can help you."

– MoonlightKayla

I totally have the same need for things to be balanced! Guess I'm weird and a little OCD!

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Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


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"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



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"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

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Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.