'Cheating are the immoral ways that are adopted to achieve any goal'.
There are different individual approaches regarding the ways to achieve set goals. The ethical and right way is to perspire and to maintain perseverance in the competitive race. The other way is by adopting a short cut and following the immoral ways to reach a conclusive stage. The later one seems to be fruitful in short term gains. But the long terms effects of such cheating methods are extremely disastrous. All of us feel the temptation to cheat at some point in life. And sometimes we even do. But then overcoming this temptation is the main idea and the lesson to learn. However, in some individuals the process seems amicable and the threshold for moral ways keeps falling down with every act of cheating. This leads to serious vicious cycle which ends nowhere. Once fell in the trap of unethical performance, individuals find it extremely hard to break the cycle.
There are different levels and types of cheating. It may range from small school going children to adults in performance years of their lives. Similarly, the domains of cheating are also diverse, viz. academic cheating, cheating in sports and gambling, marital infidelity etc. Cheating can and does occur in all spheres of life. But here we would mainly consider the first option, the academic cheating.
Academic cheating is adoption of immoral and unfair means to get higher marks or grades in the examinations. This sort of cheating is highly prevalent in schools and colleges. Cases of academic cheating have also been reported even in higher studies. This gives a big jolt to the principles of education. The main aim of any educational system is to develop self reliant and self dependent individuals. But cheating leaves no space for proper development of the individual and leaves a permanent scar on the personality of the individual throughout his life.
Children and students are often tempted to cheat because they think it as the easier and convenient way to get good marks and bright results. Sometimes, the children are too lazy to prepare for the examination in time and keep on delaying the things. Then, in the end when they realize that they had wasted the precious time, they resort to such malicious ways to cover up the loss. They perceive cheating as the effective and reliable method to achieve the desired grades.
But to their dismay, the aftermaths of cheating are far more harmful and long lasting than the individual might have calculated. Cheating might help to get higher grades but it results in lowered self esteem of the cheater. As, his conscious would always keep reminding him that these scores are not real. He also looses the sense of accomplishment. The real joy and mirth of success is elusive to him and he only pretends to be happy. It also leads to the development of a dependent attitude. The individual becomes dependent on others and losses all kinds of creative thinking and self sufficiency. The poor knowledge of the cheater makes the situation even graver. As, the cheater had never undergone the subject, he is least informed about the same. Hence, this kind of attitude and tactics might help to achieve higher grades but these individuals fail miserably in the real world. They do not match the abilities that their educational certificates show. Hence, they never meet the expectations of the employer and are always found complaining about the system.
Hard work might take a bit longer time to show the brightness but cheating fades the shine forever.