Someone said :
My parents have a lot of defects but they knew how to punish us in a way that we would not even think about doing it stealing.
Stealing is such a rape of someone's property, and a lack of respect for society in general.
Unless you are starving, and even then it can be discussed, there is no justification for stealing, and if you steal you have to repay it sometimes. Saying sorry is not enough: you have to find who you stole from, repay them with interest or all your life you will be a thief.
When I was a lowlie street urchin, In my past former Life I used to speak in a 'Mockney accent' and Rape Peoples Fruit stalls in Ol 'Laawnden' Oh I was a right Old Artful Dodger.