S0094318-PM-MONEYCheating is getting a reward for ability by dishonest means or finding an easy way out of an unpleasant situation. Cheating is generally used for the breaking of rules.

There was a time when cheating had a simple definition, but now days we are a society that is more complex and less accepting of betrayal of any sort. A recent example of cheating to gain an advantage is the New England Patriots, which used illegally deflated balls in a football game. Should we use this example to teach our kids about what is or is not cheating?

Most of us have different opinions when defining cheating. Cheating is definitely defined differently by each individual. I am sure this has much to do with our life experiences or our personal moral values. But make no mistake in certain situations, we can see cheating definitely.

Do you consider copying homework to be cheating? Or, is it just a way of collaborating with classmates. To deceive by trickery is a form of swindling or cheating. I think as a society, we have lost our way on this issue and have gotten very confused on what is right and what is wrong.  What do you Think?

Post By Len Thicklin