"Property Law as viewed by a Toddler", Michael v. Hernandez

Posted on by Thomas Smith

Philippians 2:4 says we are to not look out only for our own interests but take an interest in others too! Immature people have a very " me, my, mine" outlook. Here is how a toddler looks at property.

1. If I like it it's mine. 2.If it's in my hand, it's mine. 3. If I can take it from you, it's mine. 4.If I had it a little while ago, it's mine. 5.If it's mine it must never appear to be yours. 6.If I'm doing or building something, all the pieces are mine. 7. If it looks like mine, it's mine. 8.If I saw it first, it's mine. 9. If I see it first, it's mine. 10. If I think it's mine, it's mine.

Maturity doesn't always come with age, sometimes age comes alone. Fighting the toddler in us is a lifelong battle. But selfishness never looks good on anyone, especially someone who claims the name "Christian". It takes practice to break habits and self centered thinking is one that we all must work at breaking.