I was really shocked the other day at school some of my students were talking about the 'bad' things they have done and were asking me what 'bad' things I had done. I said that I had been pulled over by the police when I was on my bike for not signalling properly at a roundabout! Then one of the girls said 'thats nothing, I was arrested for shoplifting and spent four hours in a cell when I was 13'. I was really shocked at this and other pupils began telling stories of when they had stoled things from shops.
I really could not believe what I was hearing, since when did it become ok to shoplife? Since when did it stealing to be something become and thing you are not ashamed of, even something you are proud of!
The students were saying that I hadn't lived because I hadn't stolen anothing and that it was an adrenaline rush.
What is the world coming to?! I was brought up to believe that stealing was wrong and thus is something that I have never done. What do they teach these kids at school?