Few days back, I prepared an email to my subscribers and I received a response for it, highlighting that the content was copied from another source. Indeed, I did use the content from another source and I graciously acknowledge it. So, what’s the purpose of me blogging about this specific incident. There is no justification for plagiarism. It’s an act of virtual crime if you plagiarize content online. You will get slapped by Google for content duplication and its a big NO NO for SEO. Have I ever plagiarize content online on any websites ? What do you think ?
The content of the email was plagiarize. Did I get a big slap from Google ? No. Did I break trust and lose integrity of my self worth as a person? Perhaps. Should I feel shame and awfully lousy that I re-use good content email from another source and share it with my followers ? No.
One day, you will realize the meaning of “work smart” than “work hard”. One day, you will realize all ideas are spawn from plagiarism. One day, you will realize that all millionaires uses the same method. The rich are the minority and the average are the majority in the society.
I am human. If you want to judge me for copying content for an email and classify me as an unworthy person. So be it.