Hypocrisy vs. cynicism

Hypocrisy is the gap between your aspirations and your actions. Greens have high aspirations – they want to live more ethically – and they will always fall short. But the alternative to hypocrisy isn’t moral purity (no one manages that), but cynicism. Give me hypocrisy any day.

— George Monbiot, “I’d rather be a hypocrite than a cynic like Julie Burchill

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