posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 05:58 PM
I'm going to play the devil's advocate here.
The most dangerous type of person is someone who has nothing to loose. With that being said, there is not much of a difference between a person who
steals tools or hurts people to get by than there is anyone else. It's human nature to survive and many people simply don't know any other way to do
it, I think it's a bit harsh to look upon people in unfortunate circumstances as scum or think that there is something wrong with them. There are
exceptions of course, some men just want to watch the world burn and some people can't control their resentment toward humanity. Thing is, ostracizing
these people only fuels the hatred in a never ending circle of despair.
My point is: Criminals are no different than law abiding citizens and 9/10 you would be doing to the exact same thing if you were in their situation.
Be grateful that your life and society has dealt you a decent hand, no matter if you worked hard for it or not.
Congratulations on getting your stuff back though. If I might suggest something if it's not too much trouble maybe write the person in jail and tell
them you forgive them and please try to live right without harming or stealing from others. Tell them if they are truly generous towards others,
others will inevitably be generous towards them. I wouldn't get buddy with them though, don't give your name, don't put down a return address or
continue communication beyond one letter
, maybe a few bucks towards commissary or something if the person is still incarcerated. The general idea
is to try and "cure" the persons resentment/despair and tell them even in the face of wrong, you can still be right from there onwards. Sometimes
people get down and feel like the entire world is after them, this is bad for everyone because then stuff like what's in this thread happens.
There is always redemption if you truly begin doing the right things and making the right decisions, no one is inherently better than anyone else and
we are all subject to the demons of our past and the rigors of this world.
edit on 5-7-2012 by RSF77 because: (no reason given)