Question of the Week #110

QuestionIf you were having difficulty on an important test and could safely cheat by looking at someone else’s paper, would you do so?

No. Even if I didn’t get caught, I’d still know I cheated. In the moment, my conscience might let me get away with it. But, long-term, there’s no way I’d be able to deal. I’d feel guilty about it.

This is the guy who forged his dad’s signature on a permission slip so I could go on a field trip to the science museum in 9th grade. It wasn’t that my dad didn’t want me to go. I just forgot to get it signed. It was a victimless crime. But I still confessed later. Even told my dad to ground me. Not sure if he actually did or not.

Would you be willing to cheat on that test?

*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

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3 thoughts on “Question of the Week #110

  1. A little late to the party but- No! If I can’t pass a test based on my own knowledge, skills, etc then I am clearly not ready for whatever passing that test would mean for me, i.e. graduating, driving, performing a new advanced surgical technique on humans, etc. I would not want to be in that next stage of life and be wholly unqualified, unprepared, un-whatever. Ultimately, I see cheating as a disservice to myself. Also, cheating is bad m’kay?

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