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    How common do you think it is for people to try to justify their conduct using the argument that "Everybody's doing it"? Please provide examples.

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    I think it is really common, especially when we base this notion on the views of culture. This could mean culture in our company, in our home, or in our community. The excuse of, "it's okay because everyone here does it," often becomes commonplace at work. Taking longer lunches than allowed, stealing office supplies, and ...

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    This solution explains how common it is for people to try and justify their conduct and actions by assuming that everyone else is doing the same thing or committing the same actions. A thorough discussion with examples is provided.