Being in Alaska you notice coins. Not all of them are ‘American’, they are almost all usable. The coins are a single item. They are complete in themselves and have two sides which are incredibly different. They are often recognized no matter which side falls on a toss. Even if the people are more concerned with hoping it is heads or tails, they still know what monetary amount the coin denotes.
Coins are a lot like people. We often have two completely different sides others recognize. Some might prefer one side over the other. Understanding people realise both sides make up the whole. Neither side is better than the other, they should be balanced and allow for a perfect spin.
I look at the coin of me and smile. One side revels in knowledge and naughty. The other side enjoys knowledge and a dose of propriety. I don’t see the two sides as hypocritical any more than a quarter is. When I look at the edge, I am not sure what the metal inside might be. I do know it is a ‘65 and moves quite well when spun in the right direction.