or "I got a lot angrier about this topic than I anticipated."
or "Warning: I go on a bit of a rant"
It might just be because I'm not feeling a hundred percent after a stomach bug, not having slept well last night (again) and having to drive through Los Angeles traffic on the 405 but I'm not feeling ANY of these blog topics. SOS. HALP!
One topic caught my eye though. I know what is being asked but my mind immediately went somewhere else with it. Also, apparently I have stronger opinons on this than I originally thought. 🤣
Topic: Your opinion on cheating on people.
First off, what are you supposed to say here besides "I think cheating on people is totally fucked?!"
I will expand the topic out from just cheating on people in the traditional "fucking around behind your significant other's back" sense. Cheating in general is awful. Unless it's a video game (and it's not a multiplayer game that puts others at a disadvantage) cheating is utter bullshit. Whether it's cheating on a sexual/life partner, to get ahead of co-workers, or to "game the system" it's weak and lame.
More than the fact that cheating is wrong, if you cheat, someone always knows.
If you lie, someone always knows.
If you steal, someone always knows.
No, I'm not talking about God or Santa Claus.
YOU. You will always know if you cheat, lied, and stole. You have to live with yourself knowing that you've done it.
Between personal life experience, knowing others lives, and a healthy dose of a Buddhist worldview I am convinced unless you're a sociopath you're never going to be happy if you're a cheater, a liar or a thief. Almost everyone I know who acted unaffected by their own cheating, almost even to the point of being proud of it, were heavy abusers of intoxicants and/or very delusional. You'd have to be delusional to act like you're proud you know that you're a cheating piece of shit. So, besides it being wrong to cheat, you're not doing yourself any service by cheating either.
Maybe I'm delusional and there are people out there who cheat, aren't sociopaths, sober and are happy. I've never met them though.
That is my opinion on cheating.
Anywho, I'm back home. I get to sleep in my own bed for a few nights. I'm going to snuggle up to my Nintendo Switch and play some Skyrim. Or maybe I'll cheat on my Switch and play Farcry 5 on my laptop...