An Essay on Cheating

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There are many ways to cheat another person, or oneself. Cheating another person is the vocation of con-men and some 'businessman'. Cheating oneself is a more serious thing-for one may not even be aware of doing so.

In this modern hectic world of ours, many people indulge in cheating to get what they want. I remember two men who once came to my neighborhood to sell "fireproof clothes. You may laugh at the thought of such absurdities as 'fireproof clothes, but a few of my neighbours were convinced into parting with their money by these smooth-talking tricksters.

Later on they realized that they had paid atrocious amounts of money for ordinary clothes. They had been cheated by sweet words and smiling faces.
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Such practices cannot be stopped. Indeed, it will probably increase. It is upto the authorities to keep an eye on these cheats. It is also up to us not to patronize them. We can do without most of the things which we buy needlessly. We can also make our own drinks and cook our own food instead of buying them from the market.

Cheating others is a relatively obvious activity. Cheating yourself is less so. Sometimes, you do not even realize your self-cheating. Some examples of self-cheating that you may recognize are—telling lies to save yourself, copying a friend's homework, raiding the refrigerator while you are on a diet or your mom is out, saying yes when you mean no, saying no when you mean yes, conveniently forgetting a promise made to someone, keeping borrowed objects and studying only to please your parents.

Some people indulge in cheating most of the time. Others cheat sometimes. I don't know of anyone who is totally honest, either to the other person or to himself. The only living being that I know of that do not cheat are the rest of the plant and animal kingdom Yes, these so-called animals and vegetables—live honest lives. A dog will growl if angry or wag its tail if happy. It does not, actually it cannot, pretend. It is totally honest. Similarly trees grow and flowers

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