L-AWS wrote:talibkweli wrote:i hate to sound self righteous, but just to play a devil's advocate of sorts.....duis don't really bring one's integrity into question. therefore, it is a pretty weak analogy.
Did anyone not laugh at this?
Integrity, plain and simple, is "the quality of being honest and having strong moral/ethical principles; moral/ethical uprightness".
Having an understanding of ethics, and then use those ethics in practice, would lead someone to follow the principle that one must not engage in activity that has the potential to be detrimental to others.
I see no difference, as far as ethics go, between cross-bubbling and DUI's. Both are a clear diversion from those principles. While you shouldn't spend a night in jail for it, it is nonetheless still a black and white matter.
As far as your future, as others have posted, I wouldn't worry about admission to a reputable school and eventually bar passage. Write a good addendum and get in touch with the Dean (Admissions Director) at the school you're applying and lay it all out briefly and you'll set yourself up for the best opportunity for admittance.
I wish you the best.
Since integrity generally means adhering to a certain moral code, I agree with you since laws are the most definitive version of our society's moral code. I'd argue that both DUI and cross bubbling are those rules that everyone knows about, but everyone chooses to break at some point out of rational self-interest (low risk, high reward). Therefore, just because one person was caught and another person wasn't doesn't make the first person more immoral, just more careless. Mincing words.
Some people can drive better drunk than others can drive sober. Seriously.