Saturday, July 4, 2009

Self Righteousness

Why would someone call someone else self-righteous? Often this is meant as an insult. It is meant to say "you think more highly of yourself than you ought" or "you are arrogant, full of yourself, or conceited". Often the reason why someone would make this claim to someone is because they either:

A. Think the person’s ideals are too difficult to obtain themselves and therefore think the person is lying and thus a hypocrite
B. Knows the person’s ideals are too difficult to obtain themselves and seek to bring the other person down to their level because they know they can’t bring themselves up to theirs.

I know because I've done both. Let us be quick to listen and slow to speak so when our brother rebukes us let us not assume his intentions are malicious but his concern is sincere.

"The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly." -Proverbs 15:2

Blogging is Tough

Ok, so I haven't blogged in months but why does it have to feel like a chore? I enjoy blogging and sharing ideas and hearing from others with differing view points, I just have to do it on my own time. Don't fret, I've got a list of ideas of topics I've been wanting to write about. Unfortunately I never feel like posting them because they are never good enough or complete. Most are technical writings but in order to do them justice I feel I must include pictures or videos. Text is so web 1.0.

Anyways, I'll post a random thought that is complete enough to stand alone. I'll try to get the technical ones flowing more as those are certainly more beneficial than my personal opinion.