By Vernalee
In 1994, The Maestro, R&B singer Barry White had a hit song, “Practice what you preach” that is just as meaningful today as it was then. Opposites may attract, but truth prevails. Requiring and asking others to do what you don’t do yourself make you a hypocrite. Thats right! I said it! How can you reasonably hold anyone to a standard that you don’t honor? It’s quite simple. If you want the truth, you cannot be a liar. If you desire all to be in the open, you cannot have a hidden agenda revealing some; concealing some. If at any time you forget how this works, play Barry White’s CD and hear his commanding bass voice instruct you, “You say there’s a lesson that you want to teach. Here I am baby, practice what you preach.” How’s that for a flashback reminder that your words and behavior should match! If they don’t, you are saying one thing and doing another. Webster defines that as hypocrisy ; so does Barry!
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