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?

6 thoughts on “Don’t hide your eyes, plagarize

  1. 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.”

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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