Question of the Day

Bad guys in movies are fond of saying everyone has a price. Some people hold their value as infinite, but there's always the proverbial slippery slope.

This is how drug dealers and lobbyists work.

A lobbyist might take a young idealistic politician out for lunch, which seems harmless on the face of it, but the next lunch is at a more expensive restaurant. So what, right? It's still lunch. Then come gifts; small at first, but then gradually bigger.

Why does it work? Because it's easier to justify small things, and then small increases to those small things, than it is to justify a single big thing.

The thing is, when a politician is discovered as taking a huge gift, they are usually (and very honestly) surprised that people think the gift is huge.

This is how pedophiles work, too. Small things, leading to bigger things.

It's called grooming.

So my question for you today, is:

Have you ever found yourself doing something you never thought you'd do?

In a word, yes. It's made me more aware of efforts like that.
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