What do you feel about the act of bribe.

India
September 9, 2010 3:55am CST
Like every other person I do feel bad about giving bribes, but then it becomes necessary. Especially, if you are stuck with a cop on the signal, then, you need to give bribe to himm, to get out of there. Same is the case, at other places too. Do we have any way to atleast minimize bribes and make our country less curropt. Or we will have to continue in the same way. Who is responsible for the act of bribe. The one who gives bribe or the one who accepts the bribe.
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6 responses
• Singapore
10 Sep 10
Bribing is a sin. It's committed by a person with the wrong thoughts. When a person thinks in the wrong direction, he/she will definitely commit crimes, just because of a moment of foolishness.
@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
10 Sep 10
I hate bribery because it is unfair for those who live life honestly. When we do get caught by the police for whatever reason, we just simply explain our side for the reason why it had to happen. Most of the time, they would let us go as long as we ask politely. Politeness is still powerful at this time and age.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
9 Sep 10
I don't believe that anything good can ever come from giving or receiving a bribe. It may not seem like a big deal, but it is still the wrong thing to do. if you have to give or receive a bribe to get what you want, it wasn't worth having in the first place.
@maximax8 (27048)
9 Sep 10
In some countries official people keep the law. They are the police and the border staff. In other countries it is sad that many of the official people take bribes and that is not a nice way to behave. It is terrible for a normal person if he or she can't trust a police officer. It might make the person feel unsafe. I remember when I was on a bus in Guatemala and the exit tax was a different charge for every traveler. It depended how rich each one of them looked. The older American man complained he had been riped off. In Peru, Mexico or the Philippines I imagine some officials might accept brides. The person responsible for taking the bribe is responsible I think. In countries like Australia, Norway, Singapore or Chile almost all officials are honest. In my home country offering a bribe to an official would be offensive. The officials would play to the rules 100% I imagine.
@thesids (22453)
• Bhubaneswar, India
9 Sep 10
hi kartik, Yes, in India bribing has become a part of life and everyone I believe has paid a bribe to someone or the other (in any form) to get things done smoothly. Both the parties involved are responsible for the act. Because no-one likes to get things withheld or delayed for just a few bucks and so they pay it. Again, it saves time and hassles that one could face if not into bribing. The Vigilance Deptt. is just an eyewash, it catches only people who accept bribes and keep them all to themselves. If they would have paid them, they would not have been caught. Funny as it is but this is the true fact.
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
9 Sep 10
Dear friend, I feel these corruption in the country I live is mainly due a corrupted judiciary. If the judiciary is honest and well maintained, the legislative also will have to be honest, also its under lines. If this goes the police, doctors, governemnt employees all will be honest. But it is pity to see that corruption is at times encouraged by judiciary and those law protecting agents.