Especially in the little things.
A recent article in the New York Times notes a disturbing trend among High School students. Cheating is on the rise.
NEW YORK (AP) -- In the past year, 30 percent of U.S. high school students have stolen from a store and 64 percent have cheated on a test, according to a new, large-scale survey suggesting that Americans are too apathetic about ethical standards.
Educators reacting to the findings questioned any suggestion that today's young people are less honest than previous generations, but several agreed that intensified pressures are prompting many students to cut corners.
Did you see that? The temptation is greater...
That means the need for students who will stand up and be student leaders is greater.
That means the cry for students who keep their promises is greater.
That means you have an opportunity to do the right thing and set an example for those around you.
You know the temptation to cheat is there. Everyday you are faced with the question: Will I? (Will I cheat? Will I steal? Will I damage my integrity and character?)
Two choices: I will or I won't.
Just because you're tempted doesn't mean you have to give in to it.
Finals week is right around the corner. Which side of the statistics will you be on?
Flickr Photo Credit: Mr Stein