1 year ago
Last edited at 1:16PM on 5/26/2012
Hi! I'm going to approach this at a different angle. Lets take a kid who's average. He doesn't stand out in anything. Average looks, weight, athletic ability, C gpa. His parents are average as well. Basic lower middle class. Both work. He has no siblings. He does have a soft spot for this gal who lives up the block. She a year younger. They chat every now and again, but loners. After a while, he's at 711 to buy some gum and a slurpie, pays go the gum and walks out w/the slurpie. No one notices. His "life story." He decides he's going to use his "void" appearance to his advantage. He's lived in the same town all his life. His parents use the same bank since he was born. He knows the bank well. On his 18th birthday, he grabs the gal from down the street, walks into the bank where he's well known, asks the teller to open the vault so he can get to his safe deposit box. She does, he knocks her out, walks up to the next teller, whispers something in her ear, she giggles, gives him all the $ in her drawer, he holds hands with the gal from the block, and walks out the door to the bus station. The beginning of a new career is born! The end!
How they start their life-of-crime? One time is all it takes, then it becomes a serious part of their life. How they start their LIFE-life? Maybe abuse, neglect, no self confidence sets off a feeling of untouchable-ness and they feel outside the law is the only way to go from an early age.
Have you ever thought that robbers had trouble with their lives. Think of bullies. Usually they bully cause they got bullied or have a lot of pressure in their lives. Put it this way with robbers as well. Don't think too negative on them. Give them a chance. They are humans, and humans aren't perfect. Only Jesus is.
They just start by stealing small things that no-one would notice being gone. Then as the days go by with a casual stealing of candy or something cheap, they grow their confidence to steal more expensive things until they get so used to that they try to break into people's houses and steal tvs, etc.
The point is, if you are thinking about becoming a robber or if you know someone, you shouldn't do it. You should just pay. If you can't afford it, get a job and save up or ask to borrow some money. What someone would steal is something that isn't necessary. It's not like you'll die if you don't have a t.v. or diamond necklace. They just get too greedy and so used to stealing that they don't mind anymore but sometimes that thing they steal could mean a lot to someone.