I understand that by doing such a thing, The wrongdoer gains the confidence to do something bigger ; to be able to pull of a lie of a greater magnitude , one doesnt quite know when to draw the line .
But what happened today in class made me think :
I had forgotten to take my exercise book to a class , where it was necessary to take it . But i had taken a friend’s book and re- written my name on it . My bench mate on the other hand confessed to the teacher and was reprimanded in front of the whole class .
The weird part was that she had taken the book from her namesake and could have easily gotten away with it .
What made her tell the truth was her inner conscience
The irony of the incident was that she was made to write an essay on the importance of honesty.
Could a little tact have helped here?
If so then how do we know where to draw the line?
How can we judge how wrong a person is , how can one quatify the magnitude of a crime ?