Stealing or shoplifting is a worldwide problem stores and businesses face. 2% of the total sales of the businesses are lost to this shocking crime. It has been proven that about 30% of the workers plan to steal from their employers long before they are actually employed. Though the employees may gain wealth in the act, morally they lose a lot and they may end up losing their jobs in the process. Stealing, either by employees or any other person is wrong because it hurts others, it causes prices to raise which are then passed on to the consumers and lastly it is a risky act to the thief and others.
Stealing is the act of taking procession of another person’s property and using them as one’s own. The properties in this case include both tangible property and intangible materials such as ideas. Stealing takes various forms depending on the one committing the crime, the time stealing takes place and how the crime is carried out. Examples of forms of stealing include robbery, shoplifting, looting, and mugging.
The first reason why stealing is wrong is because stealing causes suffering to the ones who lose their properties. Not only does stealing lead to physical harm to the affected person, but it also lead to emotional suffering. For example, when valuable items are stolen the owner is always left in a state of mental anguish.
The second reason why stealing is wrong is due to the fact that it leads to huge loses to a business. For instance, stealing alone has risen to $ 120 billion annually. This has the effect of increasing production and the maintenance costs. The owners of the business have to pass on the added cost to the consumers. Therefore, stealing is wrong because it ends up hurting unsuspecting consumers. In addition, the cost incurred by the company in trying to curb stealing is an expense that can be done with if all realized that stealing is wrong.
Stealing is dangerous to the thief, employees and the consumers in general. For example, a thief...