HAT Forum: Openmindedness

HAT Forum
Saturday 21 February 2015, 11:00-1:00
519 Church St., Meeting Room #304
Topic: Openmindedness
Proposed by: Michael C.

If being open minded is considered by many as being virtuous, are we able to live up to that ideal?
Some quotes to consider:
              "Everyone loves a witch hunt as long as it’s someone else’s witch being hunted." - Walter Kirn

              "We are all hypocrites. We cannot see ourselves or judge ourselves the way we see and judge others." - Jose Pacheco
              "Don't preach what you don't practice. Otherwise you are a hypocrite." -anonymous
              "I would rather be known in life as an honest sinner than a lying hypocrite." -anonymous

Is there a contradiction between public response to Charlie Hebdo and to the demise of Sun TV?
Is it possible not to be hypocriticall?
Is it ever acceptable to be hypocritical?
Can we exist without being hypocritical?

Definition of hypocrite:
(1) A person who engages in the same behaviors he condemns others for. 
(2) A person who professes certain ideals, but fails to live up to them. 
(3) A person who holds other people to higher standards than he holds himself.