a few days ago,i never considered giving solved assignments to my friends for copying as something wrong and i even helped them in the exams(ya,unfair means!). but now my feelings have changed as i have started looking at things ethically.what i considered as a help is now it is raising ethical issues before me. am i actually helping them? am i not making them dependent on others? am i not making my friends negligent towards their studies?am i creating a pitfall for my friends ? and the biggest question is that am i doing an act of true friendship my helping the out in this manner.
probably the questions are stirring enough to change my outlook towards these issues and inspire me to follow my heart and it shows that i should help out my friends by not “helping” them out.in the long run ,they could suffer and i consider a part of the blame would go to me too if i continue helping them out.it makes feel horriby guilty and it calls for a change in the present situation.when i shared my views with my friends the first response was ” which prof told you all this stuff?”.another point of view was that even if i become ethically correct the copycats would always find someone to act as the source.such comments made me realise how we are becoming a bit lazy and are ready to accept the state of things as they are.
maybe my small step would not lead to a revolution but it wil give me a satisfaction and a sense of being ethical.in the modern world ,many of us do not believe that there exists something like “ethics ” but it is just an under-rated virtue.
my friends maybe the step taken by me is small but if you follow in too, it would no longer be a small step.
“A SMALL STEP FOR MAN, A GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND”