I solemnly vow that none of the content on my blog has been plagiarized in any way, shape, or form. However, if it were discovered that I plagiarized a blog post, my joyride would be over. The term plagiarist overshadows all of a blogger’s achievements, even the earned ones. Plagiarizing a speech puts all of your other speeches in question, even if the first 10 speeches were all your own and inspired bestselling books.
Employers are getting more social media savvy, and they don’t like when the job applicant has a private Twitter account. There are several stories of young adults getting arrested for the things that they posted on Facebook. Although those kinds of posts should not be on Facebook in the first place, people have gone from normal lives to being behind bars.
To many Americans, the Watergate Scandal overshadowed many (if not all) of Richard Nixon’s accomplishments. When you think of Richard Nixon, you don’t think of the guy who launched initiatives to fight cancer and illegal drugs. You think of Watergate.
Whether they are big or small, good or bad, we all have reputations. Unfortunately, the odds of having a bad reputation are greater than the odds of having a good reputation. In some cases, one bad mistake resulted in someone being known for a bad reputation. In order to be known as someone with a good reputation, you need to stay true to yourself and avoid doing anything that you believe would be bad enough to get a bad reputation. People are more likely to remember mistakes than they are to remember acts of kindness. However, multiple acts of kindness get remembered more often than a single mistake.