I’ve been wondering – is what we say that we care about what we actually care about?
Does the person who advocates giving to charity, actually leading a charitable life and do they actually give to charity? Or do they just like to get their picture in the newspaper because they attended the fund-raising event?
Does the person who espouses their religion based lifestyle in church or from an election campaign podium exercise those same high-minded principles in action behind closed doors away from prying eyes?
Aside from public profile pomposity, do ordinary people in our lives have a similar mismatch, or is that just the cynical side of me leaking out? It’s easy to take shots at tainted or questionable business icons, politicians and celebrities for double-speak, but what about the rest of us?
Are we walking the talk?
Which is not to say we need to tell all to everyone, but we do need a match between what we think, what we say and what we do. It’s far less about how we are seen or perceived than how we see ourselves from our inside looking out …