Richard Nixon didn’t have to send people to break into the DNC Office. Lance Armstrong didn’t have to dope. Enron didn’t have to misrepresent their earnings. Jonah Lehrer didn’t have to plagiarize his writing.
The path of least resistance offers no reward. It’s not about the destination but the journey. It’s not the fact that you’ve won, but how you win. Through the obstacles not around them that bring us meaning.
Just because you think you can away with something, doesn’t mean you should. There is no short cut to get ahead. And yet too many of us let our egos get in the way. We are suckered into believing this is how to get an edge.