Don’t hide your eyes, plagarize

Don’t hide your eyes: plagarize: Why do writers continue to lift the work of others? Good article by Boston Globe’s Davis Mehegan.

Quote:

Joseph Glenmullen, a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, says plagiarism is sometimes rooted in the American dream that anyone can be anything he aspires to be. ”I see a lot of students in trouble for plagiarism,” he says. ”One of the great gifts of our culture is upward social mobility, but it has an Achilles’ heel: People in this kind of trouble are often under a lot of pressure from their families to do well and succeed, but sometimes there is a lot of anger and resentment at that pressure.”

But then, can’t anger and resentment and the pressure to succeed be blamed for just about any reckless behavior?

  • lcreekmo

    I return to my original thesis: these people all missed some part of kindergarten, 2nd grade…whatever day they had the lesson, “don’t take other people’s stuff.”

  • lcreekmo

    Either that or almost everyone in our whole society is morally bankrupt.

  • Lewis Pennock

    i like to think it’s the second one because i would hate to think that i went to a bad kindergarten. yeah, definately the second one.

  • lcreekmo

    Ummm, is Lewis confessing something here?

  • Lewis Pennock

    one person can hardly confess to the moral bankruptsy of all of society. i think that requires a petition or an anonymous signature sheet or something at the very minimum. i went to a wonderful kindergarten by the way; at least that’s what i’m told.

  • Rex Hammock

    Here’s what I think: one person can hardly confess to the moral bankruptsy of all of society. i think that requires a petition or an anonymous signature sheet or something at the very minimum. i went to a wonderful kindergarten by the way; at least that’s what i’m told.