Honesty? On what planet?

Ok, everyone once in a while I find something truly hilarious so if you want a side-splitter, go to this and be sure you are sitting down.
http://www.hoover.org/publications/defining-ideas/article/104721

Now, if you read down this thing without dying from laughter first you will come to this gem.

“Cheating in school is unethical for at least four reasons: 1) it gives students who cheat an unfair advantage over those who do not cheat; 2) it is an act of dishonesty in a setting dedicated to a quest for truthful knowledge, 3) it is a violation of trust between student and teacher; and 4) it disrespects the code of conduct and the social order of the school.”

Now, let’s take this apart and see what it looks like to someone who is actually rational.

“Cheating in school is unethical for at least four reasons: 1) it gives students who cheat an unfair advantage over those who do not cheat;”

Uh, who in their right mind would not want an advantage in life, fair or unfair? What has fairness got to do with anything? You grab what you can.

“it is an act of dishonesty in a setting dedicated to a quest for truthful knowledge,”

Truth? Truth? What the hell has truth got to do with anything in school. The only truth is to get the best grade by whatever means necessary.

“it is a violation of trust between student and teacher; ”

Uh, what has trust got to do with getting into Yale?

And finally, this is the best one. Hang onto your tummy.

“it disrespects the code of conduct and the social order of the school.”

Well, big whoop diddly do! Who gives a flying fuck about a code of conduct much less some idiot social order. Where do they get these degreed idiots from?

My parents imparted many wise things to me. But by far, the wisest and the one that has served me well, is that there is nothing of more value in life than to be able to lie well. Honesty is, on occasion, useful, maybe even entertaining. But there is nothing of greater value if one wishes to prosper than to be able to tell an untruth and do it so well that it is indistinguishable from a real truth. Because remember, it is better to tell an interesting lie than to tell a boring truth.

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One Response to “Honesty? On what planet?”

  1. Jalil Says:

    There should be a reward for the best cheaters. In fact it requires a good amount of intelligence or IQ and effort. It’s not an easy task.

    Everyone has on thing of interest only and that is ones own survival by any means necessary except the loved ones of course. But If you cheat on your loved ones than you are really on the edge on destruction.

    In school however i have to totally agree with you and if you cheat in school than obviously you are smart and have the guts to do it. There is no doubt there are a lot people who really want to cheat but either they don’t have the guts to do it or just don’t know how to do it. The movie Gattaca 1997 shows in a positive way that cheating is good. The guy reaches his dream by cheating in that movie.

    ”It is better to tell an interesting lie than to tell a boring truth”
    Good one 🙂

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