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Gabe Ozoani

Engineer, Aerospace Engineering

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What is cheating.....really?

In the wake of Lance Armstrong's "confession", most are calling him a cheat. A majority of the most famous and wealthy people have cut corners to get to where they are. If you get a job because you know the hiring manager over a more qualified candidate, have you cheated? If you sleep with a director to get the role...have you cheated? Yes, there are well spelled out rules in sports (among other professions) but what about other areas in life where our morality defines the rules?

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    Jan 18 2013: You write "A majority of the most famous and wealthy people have cut corners to get where they are." Could you explain what you mean by cutting corners and then defend your claim?

    I ask this, because one reason some people cheat is that they believe, typically without looking very hard for evidence, that "everybody does it."

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