THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF CRIME PLUS ONE
If you are a typical reader of this book, I know quite a lot about you.
You are undoubtedly sick and tired of seeing the rich get richer while the poor get poorer. And you probably feel it's not a picnic being a member of the so-called middle class because, even with two incomes, your family is having a tough time making ends meet.
You are mad! You are fed up! You see all your money going out the door just to pay taxes, interest payments to credit card and mortgage companies and premiums to insurance companies.
You see nothing coming back to you. You don't know what to do about it, or if you have an idea of what to do about it, you do not have the nerve to do it. You fall into that large group of people in the world who complain and daydream and meekly accept their fates.
Sometimes you find yourself envying those who have amassed large amounts of money by committing crimes. But you quickly dismiss these thoughts because everyone knows "crime does not pay."
Besides, I'll bet you're afraid of getting caught! You're afraid of going to jail! You're afraid of losing everything: your reputation, your family, all your meager possessions!
Always remember that you fear only what you do not understand. Once you fully understand something, your fear becomes manageable. And fear can be good for you because it can make you more alert and more careful, no matter what your occupation may be.
If you find you have "larceny in your heart" -- and most of us do but refuse to admit it -- and are
seriously considering committing a crime to get money, there is some good news and some bad news.