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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
12:58 am - One of my recent speeches: Hypocrites Anonymous


Hypocrites Anonymous

Fact: the opposite of a hypocrite is an honestcrite. Yes I coined that phrase myself. Copyright pending, but you can still quote me if you want. Honest meaning true, hypo meaning lie, and crite meaning person.

                The hypocrisy formula was probably fabricated by some great theoretical mathematician. The formula is as follows: hypocrisy = the absolute value of (beliefs – actions). Now in theory, if our beliefs are equal to our action, then hypocrisy will equal zero. It must be taken into consideration that “beliefs” is an independent variable, and that our actions should actually depend on the beliefs. We cannot change our beliefs to justify our actions.

                A hypocrite is essentially a liar. When you say that you’re going to do something, or have said that you believe in something. But your actions say something very different; you have at this point lied. A mother teaches her child to use good language. When she herself swears regularly, what is the child likely to believe? Her words say don’t but her actions say do.

                So I ask you, what does a hypocrite have at the end of the day? For example: there is this guy that I work with. For privacy sake we will call him Joe. Well he barely got promoted to assistant manager. Now Joe is always getting mad at everyone else for being late in the morning. But he himself is fifteen minutes late coming back from work, almost every day. Every Friday, he quits work an hour early. Nobody likes Joe anymore, and most of us have lost a lot of trust in him. So what did he gain? Well nothing really, if anything it was a loss for Joe. What do you think might have happened had Joe been more of an honestcrite?

                An honestcrite, someone who’s actions follow their beliefs. When we say something we believe and our actions are saying the same thing. This is being honest. Or when we tell somebody to do something like tucking in their shirt, and we also follow this rule. This is being honest.

Your religion is what you do after the sermon.

                “Most of us believe that wrongs aren’t wrong if they are done by nice people like ourselves.” – Author unknown We might not be absolutely perfect, but we can work towards becoming less of a hypocrite and more of an honestcrite.

current mood: artistic

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Saturday, September 8th, 2007
1:30 pm - Speech Help


I have to give a (2-3) minute intro about my self in front of my class

This is what I have so far: (it's not even a full minute, I need help adding more)

My name is Catarina I was born and raised in Wilbraham and attended Wilbraham Schools, I then moved to Ludlow after finishing high school and now I go to AIC, I’m majoring in nursing. I have one sibling, a younger sister named Silvia and I’m very close with her, I would consider her my best friend. I can tell her anything and she is always honest with me. I am 100 percent Portuguese, I have been to Portugal more times then I can count. My parents where both born in Portugal, they both can understand English but my mother can read and understand it while my dad not so much. I work at a restaurant called Tony and Penny’s as a waitress, I never really wanted to be a waitress since customers can be very demanding and mean, but so far it hasn’t been that bad.

My name is Catarina and thank you.

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Friday, May 28th, 2004
12:35 am

I'm trying to get this community jumpin with some people who like giving speeches, being a part of "speech team" or anything that involves public speaking so if you're interested please let me know so I can get a hand getting this thing off the ground.

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