The Negative Impacts Of Integrity In Society

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Brené Brown once said, “Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them.” Integrity is threatened everyday by three major combatants: cheating, lying, and plagiarizing. Many do not realize the extent of their actions. Life is like the domino effect: an action always affects someone else. When a person lacking integrity makes a decision, the people affected are often wounded in the process. A lack of integrity leads to a life of negative impacts with the three main threats to integrity being cheating, lying, and plagiarizing. Cheating is universal, and it is very similar worldwide. According to the LA Times, “Teachers say that hiding cheat sheets in socks, copying neighbors’ answers and scribbling notes on walls are the most common tactics. Test papers routinely are leaked as well, often by low-level school employees who sell them for the equivalent of a few dollars, and sometimes by teachers or administrators whose professional standing rises if students perform well” (Shashank Bengali 3). This shows that children were not only ones benefitting from cheating. The children themselves benefitted by passing the tests, but the others benefitted in monetary and social standings. Although children benefit immediately from cheating, there are negative impacts in the long run. In an article by Bengali, Madhukar Yadhav says, “...they are used to
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