It is break time and you run to the school canteen and order your favourite noodle. You only have twenty minutes so you hurry up to pay for it. After all, your stomach is growling so you can’t wait to chow down your noodles. Then you reach into your pocket and guess what, rats, your purse is missing!
You remember clearly that you had your purse when you came to school. Horrors, you realise that somebody must have picked your pocket. Ugly thief! There goes the favourite Hello Kitty purse Mummy got for you from Japan, a real one too. What about the 10 Ringgit you brought because you didn’t have change? All gone, and worst of all, you’re so hungry and would have to starve for the day. Is it fun to have that happen to you?
If you don’t enjoy losing your things to thieves, make sure you don’t become a thief yourself. Sometimes you think you are not really stealing, well just taking a little bit, so you don’t feel like a thief, at least not as bad the a real thief who breaks into someone’s house. But remember everything starts small. Now you may steal 10 sen, then when you get the hang of it, you steal 10 Ringgit, when you grow up, who knows you might even rob a bank!
So don’t even start. It’s not fun getting caught either. You don’t want to be known as a thief do you? When people know that you have a tendency to steal, they will avoid you because they can’t trust you. They will go away and sooner or later, you might be wondering why you have no more friends.
So what is stealing? Stealing is taking something that does not belong to you, without permission. If you want something, it is ok to ask for it. If you ask, you might get it. If you don’t get it, accept it, and don’t yell and cry ok?