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As I thought about today’s daily prompt fraud, I came across this quote from Sophocles, “rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.” It really spoke to me because I’d rather fail honorably than “succeed” fraudulently. Bernie Madoff was once a darling to many as he provided them rich returns on their investments. For years, Madoff lived the high life, but as is always the case his fraud was unveiled. Deservedly, he’ll spend the rest of his life rotting in jail.
I think we can all understand the attraction, right? It appears to be the easiest, most expeditious route to the top. Moreover, it can be frustrating seeing dishonorable people succeed while you struggle. I’m sure many felt Madoff wasn’t on the up and up, but didn’t have the proof until 2008. Nevertheless, we cannot give in to the temptation. Remember the fastest path isn’t always the right path. A path pave b
Here are some of my least favorite frauds:
- Vegan cheese – I could easily be a vegetarian, but as Meatloaf would say, “I’d do anything for love, but I wouldn’t do that….” No vegan cheese for me.
- Equifax’s web security
- KUWTK – I won’t even dignify them by spelling out their show.
- WWE- Closest thing to wrestling I enjoyed was Hogan Knows Best and that wasn’t real either.
- Fake news
- Fake friends – don’t be a plastic .
- Decaffeinated coffee – this is perhaps the worst offender of them all. At this point in my life, I need a daily IV drip of fully caffeinated coffee.
Tonight’s music selection is John’s Lennon’s diss track for Paul