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- When (if ever) is it okay to cheat? See all answers
- March 21, 2012 by Kyotzeta
- Define cheating!
Define cheating. Just in class/school, or in a relationship, or in a game, or at work? Easy facile answer is "Never!" but...taking one at a time:
In class...no. You don't learn, you just learn how to deceive. *shrugs* You can learn -that- at home or on the street. If you're just doing it to get out of school faster...just quit! (If you're too young to quit, I apologize...you're just gonna have to stick it out. ;p)
In a relationship...no. Best case scenario you use it as a passive-aggressive way to get out of a relationship...in that case, man up! (or woman up, whatever. )
Worst case, honestly (?) trying to have two (or more) relationships at the same time. If you're stupid enough to think that'll work for long, then you're too stupid not to get caught, and most likely lose -both-.
In a game...mostly no. I'm talking about board games, card games, rp games, not sports. If there's no money involved, nothing at stake except bragging rights...*shrugs*...if you can get away with it, more power to ya. But I'd be willing to bet that either you'll eventually get caught, or people will just get tired of you winning all the time and will stop playing with you. ;p
At work...no. The work environment is stressful enough, why add to it by doing something deceitful or hurtful that you'll almost certainly regret afterward?
If anyone has any other definitions I've missed, or comments on the above, feel free. *g*