The above question can be asked by everyone from oneself and there will be no difficulty in getting the true answer if one is truthful to him / her self.
In case your answer is “yes” but you are unable to have friends then main reason is that you are not Hypocrite. This outcome is obvious.
Straight-forward people make good friends among themselves but such people are few. Further, due to prevailing Hypocrisy, they hesitate to come forward. The result: Non-Hypocrites have very few or no friends.
Similarly, Hypocrites make friends among themselves (though, apparently, they are friendly to everybody). They are more social because they lose nothing as they do help a person when it suits them and ditch him / her when it so suits them. This sort of behaviour is disliked by a non-Hypocrite, the result: he / she does not have friends or have very few only.
Sorry to have been absent for over two weeks. I had been out of my town and away from any computer. It is commonly known that the generations that lived before us had a much stronger moral foundation than the one we find today. The Holy Book was used as a guide for all sorts of matters that would be unheard of today. The Holy Book was used as reference in such common fields as business, education, and politics. Oddly enough, I have noticed the cry over Hypocrisy then was much louder then than it is today.
The decline in moral standards is the most obvious reason we see a shift in human behaviour. So, we think that Holy Book has nothing to do with our life, it is meant for the Church / Mosque only while the Holy Book shows us the right path. If people do not live by a moral code, they really can’t be considered in violation of something they never vowed to uphold in the first place. Thus, they can not be called Hypocrite. Generally people fall victim to this analogy and assume that the followers of the Holy Book are Hypocrite, but these so-called followers of the Book only pretend that they follow the Book.
At the level of leaders (including governments) of nearly all the countries of the world, Hypocrisy is very common; most of them having it as a haul mark. Here are a few websites that complain about Hypocrisy at high echelons:
Only some websites have been referred to above. It at least reveal one thing that public / media in these areas are vocal. Media / people in other countries are either careless or coward or suppressed.
NOTE : I shall be away for a fortnight. Post during this period is a rare chance.
Because the main task of a moral commentator is to convince people to do things that contradict their material desires, any indication of a double standard completely destroys the message.
Most folks spend far too much time assessing wrongs of other people. Instead of measuring our lives by what Hypocrites do, we need to model our lives after the one who sets the perfect example.
Renowned philosopher poet Dr Iqbal said:
Mita day apni husti ko agur koochh martaba chahay
Keh dana khak main mil ker gool-o-goolzar hota hey
Means something like:
Finish your arrogance if you want to rise
That a grain, after mixing with earth, flourishes in to flowers and fruits.
Here is what some anonymous wise person said:
He, who knows not and knows not he knows not, is FOOL. Shun him.
He, who knows not and knows he knows not, is SIMPLE. Teach him.
He, who knows and knows not he knows, is ASLEEP. Awake him.
He, who knows and knows he knows, is WISE. Follow him.
Hypocrisy is a sea of loose sand covered with a beautiful flowery meadow.
Studying cases of Hypocrisy, one may not find a single person who liked Hypocrisy or intended to become a Hypocrite. Most people start off with good intentions and along the way their moral values somehow get off track. Once they are in it, in stead of coming back, they keep sinking in it.
Thus, Hypocrisy is a sea of loose sand
Temptations are instilled in our body by Satin (Iblees). Thus, our body likes the things of this world and we become materialistic little realising that it happens at the cost of moral. We forget the aim of creation as human beings.
Compromise is inevitable for those people who play with temptation. If one keeps dancing on the edge of the abyss, he / she will eventually fall in. It takes people who are honest and humble to know their limits.