Dear Double Standarder (I know that’s not a real word, so shoot me!)
I feel that it is now my duty to point out to you that having double standards does nothing but make you look stupid and hypocritical.
If you feel that you are in a position where you can openly judge other people on their actions, then it may be an idea to check that you’re not doing the same thing yourself.
If you are going to pick other people up on their manners, then you may want to take the time to examine some of your own. When you have just spent 10 minutes pontificating about the manners of others and then sit there talking with your mouth full and interrupting other people – well, it just makes you look a bit daft.
If you are going to criticise the way other people may approach a situation and then go and do it the same way yourself, then you may need to acknowledge that you have double standards. If you went to that person and explained that you had thought about it and now felt that you may have been wrong, then that would be fine, an explanation is all that is needed.
If you are going to spend the majority of your time bitching about someone behind their back and yet are as nice as pie to their face, then that makes you look two faced. Yes, we all bitch, that’s human nature and none of us are saints, but at least have the courtesy to go and talk to them about the problem.
When you criticise others’ choice of lifestyle and the way they choose to interact with other people, then go and do the same thing yourself, people lose respect for you and your opinion.
We all have double standards about some things, I know I have, but at least I recognise mine and try to do something about it. For you to have them and not acknowledge them makes your lack of insight very apparent and makes it hard for others to like you, or at least to not get very annoyed with you.
I am not asking you to change, I have no right to do that, I am just asking you to think about this and how it appears to other people.
I’m sorry for the rant everyone and I know this is unlikely to make much sense to anyone, but, god, that feels better!!