Cheating And Cheating

opinionated Essay
1289 words
1289 words

Lying, Cheating, Breaking Promises, and Stealing “A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world” is a quote that Albert Camus once said many years ago, however it’s still quite relevant today. People are starting to lose the sense of ethics and more “wild beast” are being let loose in our society. This society is starting to look darker and darker and it’s hard to believe that it will ever get better, but some people believe that one day it will. There are many reasons that our society seems like it’s failing, but I believe that the four main reasons are lying, cheating, breaking promises, and stealing. First, lying is an aggressively debated topic, and most people believe that lying can be good or bad depending on the situation. …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that lying has some pros and cons, and many people believe not telling the whole truth is not really a lie.
  • Explains that cheating is common in today's society and most people have cheated before in their life. cheating can be as petty as not touching the line while doing timed sprints, to as serious as adultery.
  • Opines that people should not make promises they aren't 100% sure they can keep because when that promise is broken, it's the same as if you lied to that person.
  • Opines that people are starting to lose the sense of ethics and more "wild beast" are being let loose in our society.
  • Concludes that stealing is a horrible unethical problem in our society and it only keeps growing.

Cheating is most common in marriages, competitive competitions, and school work. Although, there are different ways a person could cheat, they are all just a dishonest act that helps someone to gain something. Cheating could be as petty as not completely touching the line while doing timed sprints, to as serious as adultery. Surprising enough, “Up to 60% of all spouses will take part in some form of infidelity at least once during their marriage.” (26 Surprising Statistics on Cheating Spouses). I hate to think that only forty percent of marriages will be cheating free, but that is what this world has come to. If you still don’t believe that cheating is a problem that has grew astronomically in the past few decades listen to this quote from Stanford University, “While about 20% of college students admitted to cheating in high school during the 1940's, today between 75 and 98 percent of college students surveyed each year report having cheated in high school.” (ENGR110/210). That is a 55-78 percent increase in only seven decades! That’s an astronomical amount of high school students that admit to cheating. Cheating happens millions of times a day in our society and it’s not showing any potential of decreasing because people are not punished for cheating when they are actually

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