So thieft of something that one could create themselves isn't a short cut?
Analogy.. Did you ever steal money from Mum's purse or Dad's wallet when you were little? people often say "oh, they're only young, they didn't know it was wrong..." But the act of stealing is of it's self is something wrong that the child knows only as a feeling.. If not, they wouldn't feel that guilt during the act.. Or wouldn't do it secretly when mum or dad isn't looking, and would "know" that it is wrong so try not to get caught, or wouldn't deny it when caught out.. lol.. Thieft is thieft.. It's soul destroying because no matter how well the ego justifies it, the core act of taking (without permission) something that is rightfully someone elses is a negative act.