Poll: Check on that apply to your views on stealing
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I've never stolen anything (stuff as a little kid doesn't count)
23 26%
I only steal if I'm broke or can't afford the item
2 2%
I'll steal regardless of my financial situation
3 3%
I only steal from large companies
7 8%
I will steal from any company
1 1%
I steal from individuals
1 1%
I only steal cheap items
8 9%
I steal anything, regardless of price
2 2%
I don't steal because I'm morally opposed to it
35 39%
I dont' steal because I'm afraid of getting caught
7 8%
Voters: 89.
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#1
Ignore the poll; I didn't allow for multiple options to be selected.

How do you feel about stealing? Do you steal, and if so, what do you steal? Do you only steal from certain places, or in certain conditions?

Personally, I had a $200 fine (for having more than one person in my car, which is illegal in Wisconsin during the first six months one has their license), and seeing as I don't really have a source of income other than busking, it was really hard to get the money together. Because of this, I ended up stealing to prevent myself from spending money (by the date I had to pay the fine, I had literally just enough to pay it, so the stealing kinda saved me). That being said, I didn't steal much, or anything expensive; honestly, it was mostly just condoms. I'm opposed to people who steal just for the fun of it, or when they could easily pay for something. I also only steal cheap things, and from large places, that wouldn't miss it; for example, I always went to Wal-Mart, because, being a huge corporation, a few dollars won't be missed.

For example, a friend of mine stole a $120 pedal from a local music store. I would never do that; it's an expensive item from a small store, that is probably cutting it a lot closer financially than a large corporation.

But, enough from me. Have you ever stolen, and what's your opinion on the matter?
Last edited by herby190 at Nov 30, 2011,
#2
No, I don't steal because I'm not an ass-hole.
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#3
I have never been a thief and am strongly opposed to it.
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#6
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Did you sell those condoms to teenagers? I mean, how did you save/get money that way?
I never stole to sell the item; I just did it so I wouldn't have to pay for it.
#7
I've stolen very few things in my life, and it was usually from people, not stores. I don't really steal because I'm afraid of getting caught.


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#10
I don't.


I understand people can find themselves in a tough place and desperately in need of money, but that still doesn't mean stealing something is acceptable. I can understand why someone would do it, but it's still wrong in my view.
#12
I've had things stolen from me and it's one of the worse feelings especially if it's something you worked hard for. I don't want to do that to someone else just for my benefit, and I feel like karma would come back and get me.
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#13
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I don't.


I understand people can find themselves in a tough place and desperately in need of money, but that still doesn't mean stealing something is acceptable. I can understand why someone would do it, but it's still wrong in my view.
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....tell me more.

You just wander down to one of the youth clinics and get a free box of 200
#17
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#18
I have stolen before, used to quite frequently, and paid the price for it.

It was only ever small things like sandwiches and cakes from the supermarket next to my college. But I guess stealing is stealing
#19
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#20
I could easily steal but I dont. I don't even steal lighters when I'm broke and need a toke. **** matches
#21
I stole a computer and a mixing board from my school. Not my proudest moment, but I can't lie and say that I didn't love doing it.
Never stolen anything from anybody personally, if that means anything.
#22
No, and I'm also opposed to it, although it is sometimes understandable.

I occasionally "steal" music, but I'd never take from a local band or anything. I have my own criteria for what's okay to torrent or not.

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#23
I stole a nickel when I was 8.

I ended up giving the kid I stole it from a quarter.

It's the way of the lazy and the cowards, in my mind. Just man up and pay for it, life isn't a free ride for anyone, and you shouldn't get a special pass to take someone else's hard-earned possessions for some inexplicable reason that you have this unordained, superior right to it.

Even if you're in economic hardship, all you'll do is create paranoia, which will cause hoarding and more detriment, and more theft. Nothing good will come of it, and you'll likely end up a victim yourself.
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#25
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I have never been a thief and am strongly opposed to it.


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#26
Quote by herby190
I never stole to sell the item; I just did it so I wouldn't have to pay for it.

You're experiencing very high inflation, using an unholy amount of condoms or had a long due date to pay back by.

EDIT: Not sure if posters here are overly sensitive or exaggerating how much they dislike stealing. I'm not a fan, but I don't care too much if my friends steal in most circumstances. (Y'know, it's gonna be a supermarket and some chocolate or something, not exactly stabbing someone.)

Fund factory farms who cage animals and slaughter them for your taste buds all you like, but God forbid costing a major company 20p.
Last edited by Craigo at Nov 30, 2011,
#27
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You're experiencing very high inflation, using an unholy amount of condoms or had a long due date to pay back by.

I'm aware it didn't make a huge difference; it probably didn't even save me $20. That being said, it took literally all of the money I had to pay it off, so I may not have been able to pay it on time if I hadn't done that. However, it was mostly just to keep with my policy of not spending any money whatsoever during that time period.
#28
I don't steal (moral reasons) but, if I were to steal, I'd steal from a big company (like Wal-mart, as you said). I could never steal from someone I know, or a small shop/business.
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#30
I steal to satisfy my needs!
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#31
I've only ever stolen chocolate bars and stuff from supermarkets, and not for years.
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#32
Last option. I'm not gonna lie, if I thought I could get away with it I would probably steal stuff. I'm well aware this is a terrible attitude, but I could have lied and simply said I've never stolen anything (which is true, since little kid stuff doesn't count). This option reflects the truth of my situation.
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#34
I used to steal from Woolworths pick'n'mix when I was like 13. Nothing since.
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#37
I've got 2 overdue fines and they haven't done anything about it yet. Except one turned into an enforcement order and have to pay $50 more. Gonna challenge the other one methinks.
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#38
I don't steal. As long as I got money I'd rather pay.
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#39
I've only ever stolen booze from a party before. I'd feel too guilty stealing anything else.
#40
I used to steal sandwiches and juice at school and occasionally big chain supermarkets. Only did it so I could actually have lunch though so IMO i thinks its justifiable.
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