The Converstaion

Dear readers,

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.

Me: Ok.

Student: Have you ever did something wrong even though you knew it was cheating.

Me: Silence.

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What Say You?

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