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    I'm pretty sure we have all either done something hypocritical or said something hypocritical a few times in our lives. Here are some of the things I've said or done that I can remember.

    1. Remember when you were in primary school and the teacher was like shhhh everyone, I always thought I was helping by shouting shut up at everyone...

    2. I believe pornography is the objectification of women--- but I still watch it- from time to time of course

    3. Last term I gave a year 9 kid a speech about doing drugs and how they were bad while drinking coffee. Bad man

    4. This is a very hypocritical thing many people of my age do which is use the word gay. Although I am for everyone's rights I cannot deny that pretty much me and all my friends in school use that word negatively. 'Wow that's so gay mate' etc. it's mainly for jokes but it still isn't right.

    5. I love giving advice but kind of hate receiving it. For example I was in year 8 and went to see a play called guantamo boy. After watching it the play director came down and I told everyone to be respectful. He then asked what we thought. Being the arrogant little kid I was, without putting my hand up (year 8 etiquetter) I exlaimed : 'let me give you some advice mate ... Bla bla concerning the play. At time I obviously felt like a directing prodigy lol.

    So yeah post a few of the moments you were a hypocrite
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    When I advise friends/family about weight loss I tell them to never go below 1200 calories. Because of my eating disorder I eat waaay below that. I tell them the recommended weekly loss is 1-2lbs, but my aim for myself is at least 3lbs. I don't tell them the little secrets that I've learnt throughout my ED because I don't want them to screw up like I have and somehow develop an eating disorder like I did.

    I'm part of a few "pro ana" groups on kik, but instead of helping them with "pro ana" tips, I convince them to eat well. (When I say pro ana, it's not stereotypical pro ana. We help each other deal with our eating disorders in a healthy way and even encourage recovery in some cases.) I've managed to convince someone whose disorder is worse than mine to eat 1200-1400 calories when they think they're headed for a binge because it'll get them used to counting more calories than they're used to counting when they restrict. I don't follow my own advice.
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    (Original post by Vixen47)
    When I advise friends/family about weight loss I tell them to never go below 1200 calories. Because of my eating disorder I eat waaay below that. I tell them the recommended weekly loss is 1-2lbs, but my aim for myself is at least 3lbs. I don't tell them the little secrets that I've learnt throughout my ED because I don't want them to screw up like I have and somehow develop an eating disorder like I did.

    I'm part of a few "pro ana" groups on kik, but instead of helping them with "pro ana" tips, I convince them to eat well. I've managed to convince someone whose disorder is worse than mine to eat 1200-1400 calories when they think they're headed for a binge because it'll get them used to counting more calories than they're used to counting when they restrict. I don't follow my own advice.
    May I ask why you are pro anna? I mean why would you starve your body to achieve something unhealthy?
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    Not a day goes by without me being hypocritical, in fact that statement itself is hypocritical. Such is my existence.. A sad tale of hypocrisy.

    Seriously though I think people are always being hypocritical, they either don't realise or they deny.

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    Like Vixen. Give people tips on boosting self confidence and body image-> have a neurosis around being skinny and not looking like a bodybuilder :face palm:
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    Yak on incessantly about fitness and diet and then light up a fag.
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    (Original post by TheTruthTeller)
    May I ask why you are pro anna? I mean why would you starve your body to achieve something unhealthy?
    I literally just edited in an explanation right before you posted this.

    By pro ana I mean dealing with an eating disorder in the healthiest way that is psychologically possible. For the people I know, instead of meaning "yay skinnny! yay anorexia!" it means "if you're going to have an eating disorder then go about it the right way and don't kill yourself". In my groups we don't encourage each other to be sick or stick thin or whatever the stereotype is. We acknowledge that we have eating disorders and they are a little out of control and we help each other get through them. For example, yesterday's crisis was that one of girls developed a fear of eating vegetables because after a 2 week fast she broke her fast with vegetables and then ended up binge eating and gaining 5lbs. We're trying to get her comfortable with eating veg again. To the average person this sounds ridiculous, but that's exactly why we have these groups - we understand each others' irrational fears and even empathise with some of them so we can help each other recover from them. We don't encourage starving ourselves to achieve "something unhealthy", but at the same time we don't nag each other to recover asap like our families might because that does more harm than people imagine. If someone mentions that they're hungry or they have no energy then the rest of us get on their case and push them to eat. I guess it's more "pro health" than "pro ana".

    For the second question, it's not necessarily a choice. For most of the people that I've met (including myself), our eating disorders provide a sort of escapism from our lives because we'd rather worry about our weight than worry about other bs that we have to deal with. For example, things have become really ****ty at home for me because my relationship with my family has screwed up really badly. For the last few weeks I've been seriously considering and even attempting recovery, but now they've pushed me toward a relapse. (I actually didn't realise this until just now, as I've been writing about it.) I guess I'd rather obsess over my weight and the amount of calories I'm consuming than obsess over why my family hate me so much. It's sort of like the lesser of two evils. There's also that element of control - because I can't control what's going on at home I'm compensating for it by controlling calories and what foods can/can't go into my mouth because I need something keeping me feeling a little stable. Other people with eating disorders go through really, really similar things. On the outside eating disorders seem like they're only about food/weight/physical appearance, but those are just the superficial aspects. Beneath the exterior we're trying to cope with **** that goes on in our lives and because we can't cope we take it out on our weight, or taking it out on our weight is our way of coping with it. It's a lot more complicated than "girl wants to be thin so girl starves".
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    (Original post by Vixen47)
    I literally just edited in an explanation right before you posted this.

    By pro ana I mean dealing with an eating disorder in the healthiest way that is psychologically possible. For the people I know, instead of meaning "yay skinnny! yay anorexia!" it means "if you're going to have an eating disorder then go about it the right way and don't kill yourself". In my groups we don't encourage each other to be sick or stick thin or whatever the stereotype is. We acknowledge that we have eating disorders and they are a little out of control and we help each other get through them. For example, yesterday's crisis was that one of girls developed a fear of eating vegetables because after a 2 week fast she broke her fast with vegetables and then ended up binge eating and gaining 5lbs. We're trying to get her comfortable with eating veg again. To the average person this sounds ridiculous, but that's exactly why we have these groups - we understand each others' irrational fears and even empathise with some of them so we can help each other recover from them. We don't encourage starving ourselves to achieve "something unhealthy", but at the same time we don't nag each other to recover asap like our families might because that does more harm than people imagine. If someone mentions that they're hungry or they have no energy then the rest of us get on their case and push them to eat. I guess it's more "pro health" than "pro ana".

    For the second question, it's not necessarily a choice. For most of the people that I've met (including myself), our eating disorders provide a sort of escapism from our lives because we'd rather worry about our weight than worry about other bs that we have to deal with. For example, things have become really ****ty at home for me because my relationship with my family has screwed up really badly. For the last few weeks I've been seriously considering and even attempting recovery, but now they've pushed me toward a relapse. (I actually didn't realise this until just now, as I've been writing about it.) I guess I'd rather obsess over my weight and the amount of calories I'm consuming than obsess over why my family hate me so much. It's sort of like the lesser of two evils. There's also that element of control - because I can't control what's going on at home I'm compensating for it by controlling calories and what foods can/can't go into my mouth because I need something keeping me feeling a little stable. Other people with eating disorders go through really, really similar things. On the outside eating disorders seem like they're only about food/weight/physical appearance, but those are just the superficial aspects. Beneath the exterior we're trying to cope with **** that goes on in our lives and because we can't cope we take it out on our weight, or taking it out on our weight is our way of coping with it. It's a lot more complicated than "girl wants to be thin so girl starves".
    so you sort of tolerate the 'I'm happy to recover but only if I don't have to gain past this weight/eat this much food/eat this type of food' half-assed recovery denial most inpatients struggle with for like a year before ACTUAL recovery?

    I don't mean to be facetious, good old Toto warned us of this approach.
 
 
 
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