A to Z Challenge 2013

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Call Me Hypocritical

I read a review of the Captain America movie, and the person writing the review expressed how much she disliked it.  Since I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, I felt compelled to express my opinion in the comments.  I wasn't overly rude (at least I don't think so), but after re-reading what I had said, I almost felt a little bad about it.

I'm fairly certain I didn't hurt any feelings, but nonetheless I worry a little what impressions I leave with people when I comment on blogs.  And here is where the hypocrisy rears its head.

See, I consider myself fairly laid back when it comes to how people respond to my posts.I'm not usually offended or hurt by anything said to me or about my writing.  By contrast, I'm extremely sensitive to how I communicate to others and what I post in comments.  It's my own personal hypocrisy perhaps, but there it is.

This isn't a post discovering anything new; I'm just relating something that popped in my head.  But if anyone wants to add to the topic, feel free.


mooderino said...

I don't think what you're describing is hypocrisy. How you act as the host in your own home won't be the same as how you act as the guest in someone else's. The disparity between your behaviour on your own blog and sommeone else's is comparable, I think.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think real hard before leaving a comment because I don't want to upset anyone. (And I think my comment on that post just poked fun at a comment that person left on my review of the movie. We don't all like the same things, which is cool.)

Eric said...

Mooderino - I guess I can see it that way too. Maybe I was being bleak yesterday LOL.

Alex - Yep, I completely agree with you on that. I'm all about commenting on blogs, but I do take care with how I do it.