Cheating

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  1. random3434
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    Why do you think people cheat? On tests, on their lovers, on their business, on their taxes, etc.


    Have you ever cheated on anything? If so, why?







    Character is what you do when nobody is looking.
     
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    no, I'm a straight arrow, forever is forever.
     
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    I have great respect for someone who is able to successfully cheat. It takes a lot of work and dedication to pull it off.
     
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    Because they think they won't get caught. It's only cheating if you get caught, right? In fact, they are just dishonest but most are in denial about their dishonesty. I'm known as being "honest to the point of brutality"... that's what my family say. It's both a good thing, and a bad... I can be incredibly tactless - but I do recognize it and, these days, when I am tactless, it is normally deliberate.
     
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    I cheat at solitaire.

    And I feel great after I "win."
     
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    You're highly self-respecting then, "Doctor."
     
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    Lazyness maybe? Long term investments involve lots of work.
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean, friend.
     
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    I can't cheat on my wife. I'm too stupid. I'd get the names mixed up and both the girl friend and the wife would be pissed off at me. I'd be in the shits with both of them.
     
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    Probably the best lesson I learned about cheating came in second grade, from the teacher, natch. ;)

    Question to class, "How many of you steal?" Of course no hands went up. My first thought was that someone had and I wondered, 'who?' She then went onto ask, "How many have used someone else's work to complete their own? You know, like homework or just borrowing an answer during a quiz or test?" Many hands went up, but not mine! LOL! Not because it hadn't crossed my mind, but I already knew I couldn't hear where the teacher was and would get caught.

    She went onto explain that 'borrowing' work was stealing, even if the other person gave you permission. You are robbing yourself of actual learning. You are also robbing the teacher of knowing who really understands and if the answers were right, she's going to go onto the next lesson and maybe you don't understand because you didn't do the work.

    After that I had no desire to cheat. As I got older and understood the other connotations, I was glad I'd learned the lesson young.
     

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