Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny
Why is that?
I'm serious, by the way, not sarcastic. Why do we think it's worse to steal from children than from an adult? Is it because an adult can work to replace lost items, and a child can't? What is the difference?
In this case the gifts weren't stolen from kids
, they were earmarked for children, and stolen from a Church.
But to discuss your inquiry. I've had items stolen. As an adult, I can rationalize the feelings, deal with the sense of violation. Move on. I'm not sure kids feel the same way. It's been my experience, that they just see the item as gone
, and don't really feel violated, or fully grasp why its gone. IMHO, I think adults project how they would/do feel onto kids and therefore multiply the offence.
I don't know why your question brought this case to mind, but it did, so I figured I'd attach it.
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