Our greatest teacher is our just previous mistake, if we admit ! But kleptomaniacs or white lie hoarders have less to do with this concept.
For them, what could be the definition of living? What’s the previous looted stuff. Was that useful or what would be my next catch? What’s the pot of prefabricated lie which went right in other persons conscious as truth or I can live with super white lies?!
Is it the ‘insecurity in oneself’ which causes mental noise and thus lies and stealing? Close relations like parents, spouse could have prevented this nature to build up as they would have seen small negatives building up at its inception.
Nip it from the bud and let them live a truthful , no jingle mind (no mental noise).