While sitting in the schools cafe taking a must need coffee and lay’s potato chip break, I found myself engaged in a conversation about winners and losers with a freshman. The subject of cheating came up, and from his perspective in today’s society playing fair isn’t expected. He said, ” Some one has to lose for the other person to win; and if the winner achieves their goal by cheating then the mission is accomplished because the end goals is that the winner gets what they want.”
Me: Is there any circumstances where cheating is acceptable?
Student: Depends on the situation.
Me: Are you saying its okay to cheat?
Student: Sometimes because people who cheat win.
Me: Hmmmmmmmm. Why do you feel this way?
Student: People who cheat are smart, they get what they want.
Me: What about honest people?
Student:They are slow that’s why they don’t win.
Me: What happens to the people who are hurt when someone cheats and it affects them?
Students: If a person is going to cheat they can’t allow their feelings to get in the way.
Me: What have your parents told you about cheating?
Student: That its wrong and to always be honest.
Student: Have you ever did something wrong even though you knew it was cheating.
What Say You?