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I disagree [1]; accusations of hypocrisy are making an important point, which is:

"Hey, there's a reason people do the thing you criticize, as demonstrated by the fact that you do it. So instead of making this about shaming others for moral inadequacy, maybe you should be helping to identify and fix the systemic problem that leads everyone to do it. Since you have firsthand experience with that dynamic, why aren't you sharing your expertise here?"

[1] Previous comment making the point: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20166369#20166980




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