Is Greed a mental disorder?

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  1. lovetherain profile image68
    lovetherainposted 17 months ago

    Or just a normal part of Human Nature?

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Greed - the desire for what we don't have - is part of human nature and completely normal.  Thank goodness, or we would never advance to anything better.

      1. gmwilliams profile image85
        gmwilliamsposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        Good God man, it is not greed.  It is called using one's intelligence & becoming civilized.  Humans were given intelligence to IMPROVE themselves & their environment!!!!!!!



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        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 17 months agoin reply to this

          I do believe that's what I said - you just used different words.

    2. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Why are YOU concerned about how other people are?  If one tends to his/her affairs, one wouldn't have time to be concerned about other people's characteristics or affairs!  As long as they aren't harming you & others, WHAT DO YOU CARE?

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      1. lovetherain profile image68
        lovetherainposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        I am interested in human nature. Aren't you?

        1. gmwilliams profile image85
          gmwilliamsposted 17 months agoin reply to this

          People are what THEY are.

          1. lovetherain profile image68
            lovetherainposted 17 months agoin reply to this

            And what are they? That is the question. Go a little deeper, GM.

            1. gmwilliams profile image85
              gmwilliamsposted 17 months agoin reply to this

              There are people who are civilized, cultivated, & evolved.  They are constantly improving themselves educationally, socioeconomically, & spiritually.  Then there are others who are mired in negative situations such as poverty.  They feel that they are the victims of their environment but they refuse to improve &/or advance themselves one iota.  However, these people constantly complain about their negative situation, never acknowledging that THEY put THEMSELVES in such situations.

              1. lovetherain profile image68
                lovetherainposted 17 months agoin reply to this

                Really? Spiritually? That I suppose is a joke.

                1. wilderness profile image96
                  wildernessposted 17 months agoin reply to this

                  One must have lots of money for the collection plate, I assume...

                  1. gmwilliams profile image85
                    gmwilliamsposted 17 months agoin reply to this

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  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 17 months ago

    Here is how greed contributes to the worsening of life on earth. Well, anyone can provide a multitude of ways. A multitude!

    Mine:
    A grossly out of proportion mansion is being built one house away from me. Every single morning including Sat.s, its hammer hammer, drill drill, noise noise all day. Of course, that is bad for me now, but in the long run this monstrosity which is being built in a modest, middle class neighborhood will be an eyesore and out of proportion. It will be a million-dollar home in a modest middle-class location. It will not be ascetically pleasing and it will be disruptive in its appearance and did I mention ... really irritating!
    Why did the city planners let this happen? (I'm sure many city codes are being broken, such as five feet, not two, from the outside perimeters, etc.) Greed.
    Why the owner is building a two story, ten foot high ceiling mansion in a small suburban neighborhood: Greed.
    Bah!

  3. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 17 months ago

    Again, there isn't such a thing as greed.  Greed is what the poorer, less educated, & less successful classes use to describe the more affluent, more educated, & highly successful.  If you can, EARN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.  Wealth means having a better life, more myriad choices & opportunities.  Wealth means owning life.  Wealth is calling the shots & MAKING the rules.  Wealth is the ULTIMATE HIGH!
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  4. Live to Learn profile image80
    Live to Learnposted 17 months ago

    At least one argument in this thread is lending credence to the question. I would say the glorification of greed might classify as a psychological problem.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
      Kathryn L Hillposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      It's a denial that greed exists. But in its criminal element, it IS detrimental.
      Think of theft.
      Think of gluttony.
      Think of murder.
      Of course, we can all agree that this sort of greed probably stems from a mental disorder. Think of the famous outlaws such as Billy the Kid ...
      And of course, should not be glorified, which Gm is not doing.

      She is merely advocating abundance-consciousness, as opposed to poverty-consciousness. In which case, I believe we should cut her some slack. smile

      Also, it gets tiresome to hear people complain that they are in poverty and can't get out of it.

      Yes you can!

      It just takes: Standing Up.

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    2. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      AIN'T NO SUCH THING AS GREED.   WEALTH.....is GREAT...…….

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      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
        Kathryn L Hillposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        ... as long as it is based on honest business practices, right?

        1. gmwilliams profile image85
          gmwilliamsposted 17 months agoin reply to this

          Of course!  All transactions must be HONEST.

      2. Live to Learn profile image80
        Live to Learnposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        I knew a Mary Kay lady once. She said money doesn't buy everything, but it does get you downtown where everything is.

        Money is great. I'll admit. But, too much emphasis on it easily causes one to neglect more important things, which appear to cause regret in later years.

        1. gmwilliams profile image85
          gmwilliamsposted 17 months agoin reply to this

          I disagree.  If one concentrate on the other things, that precludes success.  Other things AREN'T important as money. Other things don't pay the rent, put food on the table, pay medical bills, or put a roof over one's head. Such a belief causes socioeconomic impoverishment in the later years. If one doesn't prepare for the future, the future oftentimes overwhelms him/her socioeconomically to the point of NO RETURN.  I know people who didn't prepare educationally nor socioeconomically, concentrating on fun & relationships, now they are living from hand to elbow, worrying about their bills, if they will put food on their table, paying their bills, wondering where they will live as their rent escalates, or if they will be...…..homeless living under the bridge or at the mercy of others. NO THANKS, I will always be obsessed with the socioeconomic condition.  I wish I was even MORE OBSESSED SOCIOECONOMICALLY...……..I would be wealthy instead of comfortably middle class...……….. That is MY ONLY REGRET...……….THAT I AM NOT SOCIOECONOMICALLY WEALTHY.    There is NO SUCH THING as OVEREMPHASIS on money.  Talk to any homeless or down& out person, they will TELL YOU A DIFFERENT STORY...………...

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 17 months ago

    But there are those who are "rapacious" and seize by FORCE,
    (as in rape!) These are the ones who are not deserving of what they take.
    These are the truly GREEDY.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      +1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 17 months ago

    Its an example of freedom within boundaries.
    Yay for freedom. Yay for boundaries.
    Two sides of the same COIN.

 
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