Stealing is a violation of personal belongings and property. It makes the one stolen from angry and wanting revenge andto have what was stolen to be brought back. It makes the one who is missing the goods looking for justice and want to punish the wrongdoer.
Most people do steal. They do not recognize that they are doing so, though. Teachers take home paper, writing tools, books, and other items, even though they do not belong to them. Employees take home toilet paper and paper towels all the time. People take salt and pepper shakers, cutlery, napkins and menus from restaurants. One I knew even took two chairs, right out the front door in front of everyone in broad daylight. People who work in different industries take home items all the time. Often, this is not thought of as stealing since it is from a large corporation or business, but it is.
From time to time in life, I have had things stolen. One time, my house was broken into and jewellry that was well hidden was taken. I am positive to this day that the person who took it had been there to visit and was aware of what there was to steal. An expensive camera was untouched but hidden jewellry was all removed.
Theft violates one's personal space. Someone has been in your home, uninvited and gone through your things. Even a little theft, such as the solar spotlight illuminating my road sign at the end of my driveway, makes me feel cross. I want the thieves to be punished. I wish the solar spotlight was wired to send a huge shock to the thief so the spotlight was dropped immediately and the thief cried out in agony. It didn't though. If I put another light out, it will be gone in a heartbeat since that one was so easy to steal. I wish one of the dogs had run down the driveway and removed a bit of the pant leg of the thief, and perhaps some of his jacket too, then peed on the tires of his vehicle. Actually, maybe I wish all the dogs had run down the driveway and proceeded to do what they were bred to do. Um, no I do not really. But I want to hurt the thief somehow. It was MY light. It cost almost fifty dollars. They had no right to take it.
I do believe in Karma. What goes round comes round. I will not do anything. The person who stole from me will suffer greatly in life because of wrongdoing, not at my hand, but at his or her own. I hope he or she can make the connection between taking something that was not theirs to take and the suffering they going to endure. I doubt very much if my solar spot light is the only item they ever stole too. Too bad. So sad.
I still want to electrify another spotlight. Nyuk nyuk. I won't be doing that though.