Oh yes, and of course, I DO know how the original saying goes, but that could be considered condescending or even like I am patronizing yer arse, and if there is one thang I can’t stand, then it’s just that.
Ok, so the saying is a bit different, but the point is that I am against all that stealing and the original saying: better stolen well than poorly made up seems to encourage theft. And I think that’s exactly what life is all about (among other things): don’t steal, nothing and never, under any circumstances, no excuse for, NOOIT< never, niemals, jamais. Better badly invented, but work made by yer good self than taking other people’s (pen) fruits.
Admittedly it isn’t easy to stay original, and it is made so easy for you, but still the satisfaction it gives to come up with something yourself… But there is stealing and stealing, which seems to be is a flexible concept because is downloading (copying), for example?
I’ve concluded that it is, and that’s why I don’t download movies or music anymore. It’s been about eight and a half years now, and although I am sometimes tempted, with another spectacular ‘must-see movie.’ I stick to my new principle. What someone else does will not mean any skin off my nose; I don’t judge, but I think it’s still stealing.
Regardless, some of ya try to present or justify it differently with clever puns.
- I don’t steal, I copy, which in infect means, of course, some elaborated, crooked reasoning as the owner still has the original
- you already pay for it through the copy tax.
TWO CENTS: LOOK here, mate, it’s pretty simple: You use something you do not exchange energy with the maker, and that, my friend, is stealing…In my book anyways… and no, I am not holier than though…
And lying and cheating or even murder, is that stealing too?
I like the answer to that one, as Ya would think not, but it is.. A book where that principle comes to the fore is The Kite Runner. Really worth reading
A quote from that book: “When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.”From: Khaled Hosseini; The Kite Runner
In addition, on this website, you will not find any copyrighted material that has been published here without permission from the copyright owner, at most a picture from the public domain where I will neatly refer to the source or self-made creations. In the unlikely event that I have forgotten this and someone sees this, please let that person point this out to me because, in addition to thieves, I also despise hypocrites.