What ever happened to things like honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, respect, and a whole slew of similar ideals that seem to have been tossed to the wind?
It`s a shame that these days, people seem to consider whether they can get away with certain things rather than whether it`s right to do them in the first place.
Imagine trying to do business with just a handshake today?
(I know there are many out there who have worked long and hard to build a good reputation for themselves. Wouldn`t it be nice if they could all band together and squeeze out the bad apples?)
So, Lesson #1: People WILL lie to you.
Lesson #2: They WON`T think twice about it.
As for common sense, sometimes I think it may be on the Endangered Species list...
That is so true!
However, the notion that right, wrong and truth are relative to the individual seems to take the backseat once such a "free-thinker" has been treated unfairly in some way. Then they want justice. How ironic.
Exactly. We end up regulating ourselves to death, and at the end of the day, these schemers still find some work-around or loophole to bide them more time as they suck the life out the companies they are supposed to protect. Catch them if you can, but the money has been spent.
So not only do we have to deal with these "snakes in the grass", but we find ourselves also trying to anticipate whatever scheme they will think up next in order to protect ourselves and our investments, which borders on the impossible.
So what exactly happened to honor and integrity? Did they leave on vacation and decide not to return? Where can we go to catch up with them?
It used to be that you didn`t have a good name, you had nothing at all. Today, you can just change your name once you have damaged it beyond repair.