Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cheating Can Take Many Forms

Today I was listening to the song Careless Whispers on the radio while driving.  A phrase in the song caught my attention:  "should've known better than to cheat a friend and waste the chance that I'd been given..."
I thought of the word and its meaning, CHEATING.  A friend.  I started to think of how many ways we cheat a friend.  It's not just about playing someone dirty, being unfaithful to a lover with another person.  Cheating can take many forms.
I can cheat a friend by not being authentic, not being myself.
I can cheat a friend by lying to them, deceiving them.
I can cheat a friend by making them think I'm a certain way and turn out to be a different person just to make them like or love me. 
I can cheat a friend when I promise them something and then I don't fulfill it.  
Cheating hurts and when we do it we may lose something or someone we value.  It's best to take responsibility for who we are and be as authentic and real as we can be.