They dont cheat on their partners here!! That happens only in India…

This is a line Abhi gave me… when we were watching a movie on the subject…

Could this have any element of truth and practicality in it??

Have you ever wondered why people cheat on their spouses or better halves?

According to Abhi, its all a function of opportunity. In India, people work for about 15 to 16 hours in a day on a normal weekday for 5 days a week. And in some cases they also work on weekends. As a result they spend a lot of time at work. This breeds a closeness between colleagues that could often lead to many more things. I have heard of the increasing trend of office spouses (for those out of the loop, office spouse is an office colleague who is close enough to be a quasi spouse during the day)

On the other hand, in the West, people are in office for only 40 hours in a week. This leaves lesser opportunities for colleagues to get closer.

Is it true that one needs only an opportunity to take advantage of? Is there a higher likelihood of cheating where the opportunity presents itself? What about culture and values and what about choice?

…………………More to come…

You could also give me some of your thoughts. Please leave ur comments. Thanks

2 Responses to “They dont cheat on their partners here!! That happens only in India…”
  1. Ameya says:

    I feel culture and values can easily overcome opportunity. To the extent that people might not even see an opportunity staring them in the face.
    The title of this blog is contrary to what I had heard till now though.

    • Soo says:

      Hehe.. i agree, one would not generally believe that cheating would be greater in India than here. But at times it is a question of opportunity as well as culture. For example in India, with all the societal restrictions there is a lot stuff that happens behind closed doors. This gives more people to take advantage of the opportunities to cheat available at work. Vis-a-vis, here the chances of such an opportunity where available being attractive is lower. It makes me wonder whether morals stand the test when you have that culture and the opportunity?

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