such a stupid analogy used by "goodie two shoes" people to try and put down people who have made the mistake of cheating.
Have I cheated in the past? Yes I have.
Do I regret it? Yes I do, it haunted me for years because I felt so bad about it.
Did I do it when I was 20 years old and immature? Yes I did.
Have I had the chance to do it now that I'm 25, and much more mature? Yes I have.
And did I do it? Absolutely not.
There are a million varied circumstances for why somebody cheats, and it's certainly never the right choice, but it's not always as horrible and "omg he/she is a heartless bastard" like most of these posts make it out to be. I would venture to say that maturity is an enormous factor on this subject, and that it's certainly not always what it looks like on the surface. I am in no way defending cheating, it's a terrible thing to do to somebody and you can always avoid it, BUT I am saying that nobody should be judged for their whole life on one mistake. Nobody died, nobody was physically harmed. Feelings were hurt, lessons were learned, and hopefully anybody who has done it has bettered themselves since doing it.
Piss off with the fucking high and mighty bullshit. Nobody's perfect.