The Consequences of our Actions
Dictionary.com defines consequences as the result or outcome of something that occurred earlier. Every action that we have has a consequence or punishment goes along with it. That applies for all people, from a young child to an experienced adult. For those actions we all are responsible for our actions and the repercussions that come along with it. We are all responsible for what we do, what we say, and what we allow other people do. Newton said in his laws of physics that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. What we do as our actions is something that will stay with us for a life time. We can never undo what we have done and we will be punished for that. If a small child paints all over the wall they will be reprimand and punished by their parents. If an adult steals something from a store they will be punished in the court of law. One’s actions come from one’s thoughts. In our case of the cheating our actions came from lazy thoughts of not wanting to put in the time and do the work. The things that we say are also deserving of consequences. My momma always said to me not to say anything that you wouldn’t your grandmother to hear. Once you say something out loud to someone you can never take that back. They can use whatever you say and tell it to anyone. You plan on saying something for only a few people around you and then that word spreads to people that you will stir a fight with or get in trouble with. You must be careful at all times what you say, when you say it, and who you say it to.
Finally, when we allow other people to do things that we know are wrong, consequences will come. If we aid in other people to cheat it is still bad. It does not justify what we did even if I did not cheat while doing my work. It is now quite apparent that the consequences for helping someone when you are not supposed to are the same as if you were the one who was cheating. I have also learned that from now one if I see...
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