posted by Stacia @ 3:39 PM
No. In tenth grade I cheated on the mile in the Presidents Physical Fitness test. For the first two laps I was running right up front with the boys. On my third lap, the fast boys lapped me - as I completed the third lap my gym teacher clicked his stopwatch and gave me a time of 6 1/2 minutes. He had no idea I didn't complete 4 laps. 6:30 was a great time for the girls; I think I got best in the school and for the next month the athletic department kept trying to recruit me for Junior Olympics (Special Olympics?) and the track team. I didn't feel bad about myself, but I was annoyed by the attention.
But is that cheating or is it capitalizing on someone else's mistake? I think cheating would be taking some sort of steroid to make yourself faster, then achieving the fastest speed for a girl.
You're right. I guess it wasn't cheating in it's premedative form. All the same, I believe that something would have to be severly off inside a person, were he/she to feel the same about winning whether he/she did it via cheating or truly deserved it. It would always be in the back of my brain that I didn't earn it.
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