If you were 100% sure you couldn't get caught, would you cheat in school?

United States
October 21, 2006 10:21pm CST
I'm just curious how many people actually value the act of learning vs. just getting through.
1 response
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
22 Oct 06
No I wouldn't what would that accomplish??? Then you would never learn anything but how to cheat lie and steal, And you wouldn't be able to do your job or anyhting because you never took the time for the things you were suposed to learn to sink in... all your doing is cheating yourself from living life to the fullest..
@swolecat (1278)
• United States
22 Oct 06
how would you know though
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
22 Oct 06
because if you don't care enough about things to cheat then your only cheating yourself out of good job ...example you go to a interview for the job now it shows on paper what you know ...but boss what to see for himself what you know and asks alot of questions which you cannot answer because you didn't study the knowledge or let it sink it...so you don't get the job and maybe each and every interview goes off this way....so it's not good to cheat..
• United States
22 Oct 06
Mountain Dew Girl (that's my favorite soda-pop too...wow, I just said soda-pop, lol), I see your point. It could hurt in the long run, but it could prove equally as useful in the short run. What if you're cheating on a test in a subject that you have no interest in pursuing later in life? Cheating is wrong, I get it, and I've only done so a handful of times in 21 years of schooling, but to say that it will get you nowhere is a fallacy. It can get you a good grade, can't it? Unfortunately, the way schools are set up, it's mostly about grades anyways, rather than actually learning the material. I mean, most people don't learn the material presented for the sake of learning it. They're learning it because A. They're told to learn it, and B. Because they need a passing grade to move to the next level.