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Elynne06 wrote:

That would depend on a few different factors. If I lived in a country with a welfare system, I would try that. If I didn't live in a country lucky enough to have a system like that, I would ask for help from family or friends more fortunate than me; asking for help might mean asking those family/friends to take in the most vulnerable members of my family and lessen the number of mouths I have to feed. Okay, now let's say that none of those things are an option. Let's say I live in a really, really crappy place where there will be no outside help in any form. No one will hire me. My family has not eaten in days. We are starving to death. Yes, I would steal if not doing so would mean the death of my family.

However, let me ask you this: who is going to feed my family after I go to jail?

From your description, it sounds like I am usually a major contributor towards the support of my struggling family. If that is the case and my family was not yet on the brink of starvation, I would not steal until I had turned over every single rock and begged every employer I could find for whatever honest job I might find. It wouldn't matter if it was "hard." Money is money and food is food. By going to jail, I could actually become more of a burden to my family. There are some places where prisons do not feed you: your family is expected to bring you food and you starve if that does not happen. Even if prison did decide to feed me, it is still a fact that a bread winner for the family would be absent for a considerable amount of time and that could be even more problematic than the situation you describe above.


That's my point. If you steal you could end up in jail and starve your family anyway. You run that risk. I don't think anyone would actually let their family starve.
What you just described seems like a good idea but who knows how things can turn out? Life is tough sometimes.
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If its my last and only choice or let them starve to death then yes. If i have other options on the table I'd say that is pretty far down my list before i got to that.
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Ha, I've already done that when I was younger. I didn't know I was so good at stealing..
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I would do anything for my family
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If people are starving, the world should ultimately feed those people. XD, but seriously.

I would basically act out the scene in spice and wolf, where Craft lawrence took on a huge debt and he begins going door to door to every single person . If you have a silver tongue, or by chance there are people you have met and communicated with and made a decent bond with, they would ultimately sympathize with your situation and either help you out, or close the door on you.

The first option is to never steal, if anything that should be your last resort, and if you must then soo be it. We are ruthless when it comes to the safety of our own, and we would do anything for our loved ones, no matter the cost we will ultimately sacrifice our own bond between the respect between give and take. If we must take without giving, then we must. The world always sees people in desperation to be criminals, but some of those individuals have no choice, remember that when forced into a corner, the nicest and most respectable people you will ever know will turn into a criminal, all because the world sees money as more valuable than the people that live in our own world, so why should we feel sorry when we must become criminals just to survive? If we have no other choice I would rather try to Survive any way I can than to die and rot in a corner.
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LubbockNR wrote:

I would do anything for my family


I feel the same way..
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Of course I would, what kind of question is that

They would do the same for me
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TO PROTECT HER SMILE. I WILL.
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I got enough foods Grapes, Apples, Meats.. After all I am powerful Roman Emperor Marcus Octavius! But if I get low on food due to poor farming. I'll simply take over another terrority with good source of foods. :p

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We are already in pretty bad shape financially but we are supplementing our income by hatching/raising/trading chickens and growing some vegetables. If we reaaaly had to we could probably survive with just that.

I would not resort to stealing. For whatever we can't cover I would push for trades and even freelance art.
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Maybe not everyday, but as last resort, then yes.
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short answer yes. long answer i am not typing out because it's not that interesting and it went by too fast in my head
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You must love your family.
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Of course. I'm not going to stand by and let people die. I'd steal to feed strangers if there were no alternatives. This assumes of course that there is no alternative... but most of the time there is, so I would seek those out, first and foremost.
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Obviously >.>
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