Lately, I’ve been reading a lot about cheating and what a problem it has become in our schools.While we’re on the subject of unethical behavior …let’s talk about stealing .

Some employees do not consider it stealing to help themselves to office supplies. Other folks do not consider it stealing to walk out of a fast food restaurant with packets of salt and sugar.There are people who have no qualms about eating a candy bar while they’re grocery shopping and forgetting to pay for it.

Stealing according to the Merriam- Webster dictionary is to take the property of another wrongfully and especially as a habitual or regular practice. It bothers me terribly that for some people this has become a murky area as far as interpretation of the word is concerned.

I write a lot about ethical behavior…..This is because when I was growing up my siblings and I were taught the difference between right and wrong. There was no question about how we were expected to behave.Most importantly… Our parents set a good example for us…and that’s the way it should be in today’s world.

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