If you don't steal you won't be able to survive,get around, or help others without taking action. People who beg don't get what they want all the time neither one gets respect so do you take action or do nothing. There is a tale that i'm sure everyone should know 'robin hood' a man that stoled from the rich to give to the poor he helped others and was respected do you think he could of achieved the same thing by begging.
Native Americans, The slave trade, slavery, all the wars for the past 25 years to secure a steady profit stream for private oil interests- not to mention stifling the development of technology towards the sustainable energy sources of the future, and limiting a diversification of jobs and growth and most importantly profits!! They are stealing a prosperous and clean environment in the future in attempt to maintain their profits. At the same time, this same political ideology has been using their ill gotten gains to consistently influence politicians and the political process to reduce and/or eliminate their tax obligation while structurally reducing and eliminating the social service programs for people who are left behind and the victims of these unscrupulous business practices. They are insideous, and with the help of paid accomplises in congress, there is going to be a lot more taxpaying citizens homeless and starving ,looking for a meal.
In America, you are far more likely to go to jail for being poor, homeless, and on the streets than you would if you orchestrated an elaborate stock scheme which nets you 40% of the equity in every home in America. Millions of lost homes, foreclosures, and bank buy backs, at pennies on the dollar. I dont have room here but this scam was so blatantly corrupt and executed with such hubris... Its as if they knew they had a get out of jail card in their back pocket, in the form of a government backed bail out. You screw every American to get into this situation, then 1screw them again to get out. And...... Guess what, it took 6 years for them to get rid any and all legislation enacted, to prevent them from stealing a good portion of the wealth of the country AGAIN! So, do you notice the value of real estate starting to rise again? Have fun R.E investors. Be prepared for the crash and burn. Thats how the bankers CASH OUT, at your expense. Its a game of ecomomic musical chairs, and guess who ALWAYS has a chair once the music stops?? Thats right, NOT YOU. So please, steal that sandwich if you feel you must, and dont feel any remorse. In fact, if you get goond enough at it that you may even rise up (or down, depending on your view) to become a congressman, a senator, or even the President of the United States of America.
If we are referring in order to survive, stealing is a much better choice. You can beg all you want and majority of people are not going to help you. So, what do you do? You take it. They are also going to ridicule you and mistreat you for begging while not helping you. If it depends on your survival, regardless if it is "wrong", you have the right to survive like anyone else. No one is going to help you to survive but yourself.
Stealing is a dreadful crime even taking an apple that isn't yours is wrong, because who knows that apple could of saved there life.
Even if you are in an edge of your life I believe stealing is incredibly wrong, as for you are taking something that isn't yours and may be precious to someone else. Though begging may not work all the time at least you are trying but not stealing at the same time even if it doesn't work. Stealing is wrong in my opinion and nobody no matter the circumstances should commit it. Unless it is for a very severe, needy reason. But not for your own personal, greed, wealth and well-being, though maybe to save someone else's life. This is my personal opinion though! :D Thank you for reading! XD
Morally speaking, one should never steal, no matter the consequences. Although a family may be greatly suffering, would they know the condition the other family that they are stealing from is in? No, they don't know, and most of them probably don't care. Reality is reality, so one has got to make the most of of ones life- without causing harm to the lives of others. Most importantly, however, stealing is never right as society is not accepting of those people who are naturally selfish. Hence, begging is the better route, because it makes you live without guilt and thus, as a morally righteous person.
'To take what one has not a right to is contrary to righteousness.' (Mencius 13.33) Granted, begging is a face-losing situation, and mendicants generally garner no respect from those who provide charity to them. However, it is by no means as morally reprehensible as stealing as the giver of the money willingly hands it to you; whereas in stealing, you have no right to take the property that you took. Even if we consider the 'expected outcome' of stealing (and I think we should not, and instead consider from a moral perspective), stealing incurs the risk of arrest, conviction, imprisonment and, in some jurisdictions, death, while the legal implications of begging are limited to disorderly conduct or the like.