It’s not uncommon for me, regardless of what moot point or tired argument I’m trying to make, to be called a hypocrite.
In furthered blatant hypocrisy:
- I frequently revoke my to enjoy the season.
- I sometimes mourn the death of the classic rock .
- I often hate the overly hot summer weather .
- And I’ve by bragging about my grades.
The only difference between my own self-annoyances and everyone else’s is that I’m loud and pretentious enough to write a column attempting to project those annoyances onto other people.
Make no mistake, if you’ve read my column this semester and had your feelings hurt, that’s a good thing. Every behavior I’ve targeted in my column has been unrelentingly annoying, and you should probably stop.
Just know that I’m in the same boat with you. Some people beat themselves up over a bad test score, and I write seven self-indulgent — and equally self-loathing — columns over my annoying habits.
When someone complains about something trivial and stupid, it’s usually a safe bet to assume they’re complaining about themselves. We’re our own worst critics — and that’s especially true in opinion writing.
Bennett Leckrone is a sophomore studying journalism at Ohio University. Please note that the views and opinions of the columnists do not reflect those of The Post. Want to tell Ben he's a hypocrite, even though he already knows? Tweet him @LeckroneBennett.