This is the second part of my first letter.
What does cheating really mean? I think it is pretty much subjective. But unfortunately, for some people (mostly the people who are very defensive of this act) believe so much in its objective meaning.
I have written something about cheating yesterday, and until now, I still haven’t recovered from it. The person I was referring to in my post, let us call her Maria, had become so defensive of it, and retaliated. She sent a message saying that she didn’t actually cheat on a very close friend of mine. She said, “I didn’t do anything intimate with her,” but she also told my friend she kissed the other girl she liked. She even defined the word “cheating” for us because she thought we needed it, and that we don’t understand its real meaning.
She said (This line was originally in Tag-lish):
“Can you define cheating? Because the last time I checked, I didn’t have any intimate acts with somebody”
Well, we checked Urban Dictionary and it said that cheating is:
“When one person has a significant other and performs any type of intimate acts with another person.”
It is a pity that she had to copy one definition of the word just to defend herself, when there are also other definitions of the said word that justify her action. Well, I don’t really want to be that objective, but since she has started copying lines from unreliable sources, I feel like it is also a must that I list down the different definitions of the word “cheating” from more reliable sources:
: to break a rule or law usually to gain an advantage at something
: to take something from (someone) by lying or breaking a rule: to deprive of something valuable by the use of deceit or fraud: to influence or lead by deceit, trick, or artifice: to elude or thwart by or as if by outwitting <cheat death>
Cheating means you are being dishonest or unfair to someone. It is a form of lying or keeping the truth. The next time you say something, make sure that your research is better than mine.
Good luck, Cheater.