When I became an undergraduate at Hopkins and later a graduate student at UIUC, I discovered that people in academically stwessful situations tend to follow the opposite of this ethic:
And perish the thought that instructors might not require a note from the doctor to grant a 24-hour or 48-hour extension on a machine problem or problem set!
Dr. Hsu, I need an extension... *koff koff* I'm siiiiiick...
Hurgh. Everyone, why don't we listen to the words of the gifted man himelf?
People have no "right" to spread their viruses and infect others, so long as they themselves are able to stagger about.... A person with a cold or the flu should feel that he or she should go into isolation in order not to spread the virus to other people... and social pressure should operate to help him or her to act in such a way as to not harm others.
- Dr. Linus Pauling
 Two-time Nobel laureate (Chemistry 1954, Peace 1962) whose name I keep tyoping as "Linux Pauling". Let me see waht happens when I thry to tyope "Linux Torvalds". Hrm. I feared it was so.