Hi my name is Jinan and if there is one thing I absolutely despise, it’s lying and cheating.
This semester I’m taking Heat Transfer lab. Yesterday we had our first experiment, and the lab report is due tomorrow. Some minutes ago, the people who were assigned to do the calculations sent on the whatsapp group that one of the trials we did had an error of 178%. I’m flabbergasted. 178%???? How on earth is that even possible? Then I remember that the lab engineer was talking to us during the time were we had to check the results and that was probably why our readings were so off. I tell my group that I think we got a huge error because of that.
Then one of the guys offers to play with the equation or the numbers or whatever so we can reduce the error.
I was even more shocked than I was when he had told me the error percentage. “Excuse me? You want to change the values? This is cheating. This is not ethical.” I said. Or something along those lines. Then one of the group members laughs and says “So? This isn’t a final exam.” Another one says “Well being ethical won’t get us an A in this course”.
Let me tell you somethin, my boy, let me tell you somethin
Screw you and your A.
See this paper that has your mark on it? See it? Well in ten years you won’t be seeing it anymore.
But your conscience? Or, actually, MY conscience? You know, that thing that let’s you choose to do the right thing instead of the wrong? I’m sorry, what? You don’t have one? Yeah I didn’t think so. Yeah, well, newsflash darling. I have one. And it tells me that I’d rather get a fucking B with my own work than get an A because I cheated.
But then again, it might only be me.
What sort of messed up generation is this? Since when have humans lost sight of their values? Since when did it become that you have to let go of what defines you in order to be “cool”? How is it that now that those who want to stick to their beliefs and morals are made fun of and laughed at?