Walk the Talk

@Lore2009 (7389)
United States
February 15, 2011 4:47pm CST
A father lectures to her daughter, "Remember your grandfather; he was blind but made sure to eat every bit of his rice and finished with a clean bowl." The daughter looks over to her father's dish which is full with bits of rice left. Have you ever been lectured/advised by someone who didn't follow that lecture/advice themselves?
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
16 Feb 11
The one I have come up against most often is people who have no children telling parents how to raise their kids. Now i laugh but it use to upset me.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
17 Feb 11
That would be annoying!
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
16 Feb 11
Hi Lore, Quite recently! there is a friend of mine who knows that I am suffering from arthritis. He has been recommending me do the yoga, sleep and wake up early and such things but he never does any kind of exercise himself, and is never an early riser for sure, I know him since the last 25 years and he never woke up before 8:00 am any day. No one in his family suffers from arthritis and no one does the yoga thing but he keeps telling me. Though this is on medical issues, I still think, it can fit in here
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
17 Feb 11
It sure does fit here! People do do this a lot, not just parents, now that you mention. I've been 'advised' many times on how to be happy by unhappy people.
@EdnaReyes (2628)
• Philippines
16 Feb 11
I can't help myself laughing when I read this discussion, It immediately reminds me of my husband, reprimanding a young boy about his smoking when in fact he is a smoker,too. He reasoned out, he's old when he started the habit uunlike the boy who started young. Oh, some men are just like this, taking note of other's fault and giving justification on theirs!
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
17 Feb 11
Hahha, tsk tsk tsk. I wonder if men do this more often then women, not that you mention that!
@marguicha (101893)
• Chile
26 Feb 11
I have done that with my daughters many times. Lucky for me, I realise what I am doing and right after the lecture I take it back and say to them that I´m not a good example. I think my daughters apreciate the fact that I accept my flaws in front of them.
@Tresaqwe (376)
• United States
18 Feb 11
That reminds me of my mom and my grandma. My mom has been sick and finally she is better. My grandma asked her if she finished the medicine and my mom said no. Then my grandma started to lecture my mom and my mom said, "What are you talking about you have refused to take any medicine any doctor has ever given you for as long as I have been alive." My grandma didn't know what to say after that.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
16 Feb 11
many times. the elders does not seem to notice that they are not good examples.