If these folks would only apply as much energy into doing the right thing.
Most of us (I hope) make a living honestly and above the law. I get why some people, with no skills or experience, go sour. But I don't get it when people with skills and a go-get-em attitude would rather risk years behind bars than to make an honest buck. And, in the end, they are probably working just as hard at their illicit job than they would at ACME Widget Company making stuff for Wile E Coyote.
I suspect people do it for the 'thrill'. GO RIDE A ROLLER COASTER!
It's really not all that hard to make an honest living.