the only reason not to is that she might get caught.
i'm not sure about the UK, but in the US your record is expunged when you're 18, so it wouldn't follow her around for the rest of her life, and she'd probably get off pretty easy.
the best reason to steal (which overrides that other reason, making stealing ALWAYS the right thing to do):
La propriété, c'est le vol!
(Property is theft).
"If I were asked to answer the following question: What is slavery? and I should answer in one word, It is murder!, my meaning would be understood at once. No extended argument would be required . . . Why, then, to this other question: What is property? may I not likewise answer, It is robbery!, without the certainty of being misunderstood; the second proposition being no other than a transformation of the first?"
stealing from people is mean. unless they're unusually wealthy, or they otherwise deserve it. but stealing from a corporation (such as one that's selling £80 headphones) is always a good idea, and really it's the right thing to do.
· 9 years ago