The Aftermath of Cheating in Society

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Cheating may be considered ubiquitous in people's moral life. The concept of cheating happens in several environments such as business, sports, tax paying, education, marriage, politics and the practice of law. However, individuals cheat in certain situations for their own benefit but still manage to keep one morally sane. Overall, cheating is an act that can happen anywhere and can affect different aspects in a person daily life and society as a whole. People cheat for various of reasons but mostly to keep up or get by in the world. College students “who downloads a plagiarized paper off the Internet doesn't want an A paper, he wants a B paper. He's not cheating in school to win an essay contest; he just wants to pass the class and move on” (Griffin). Also the nations emphasis on getting rich coupled with fear of financial insecurity promotes the spread of cheating. Societies places the greatest “ emphasis on getting rich while having the fewest avenues to get rich in a legitimate fashion tend to be societies with the greatest amount of cheating” says Callahan. While there are plenty of legitimate opportunities to get rich in the United States, Callahan observes that not everyone is equally privileged. He explains an obsession with becoming rich and live in Darwinism terms, People are in a “Desperate struggle against each other to make it to the top. Failure is disastrous(Callahan). These motives pressure the young to succeed in school because of a wide rage of competition, for students” the pressure is greater than ever, and the competition is greater than ever”( Callahan). In which makes cheating an appealing option for the young.

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