… having lots of money but never being satisfied. Like the Illuminati. Although, I think their greed is for power. Actually, I think those who become wealthy, at some point, had tuned into the law of abundance. Those who become greedy, focus on themselves and care nothing for the happiness of others. The Illuminati want to own the entire world. They forget that people are happy in their own countries with their own governments and cultures. They should respect the world as it is and not try to change it to suit only themselves.
Greed at it's core I think amounts to insecurity.
Kathryn, you are right; however, the OP hates socioeconomic wealth & those who are wealthy. OP contends that NO ONE should be wealthy. Ignore OP. Kathryn, you are intelligently analytical regarding your premise. People who are wealthy have positive ideas regarding wealth & that positivity resulted in their wealth. Wealthy people have an ABUNDANCE mindset which germinated into reality. Wealth is a BEAUTIFUL thing.
Kathryn, there is NO SUCH THING as the so-called Illuminati. That is such hyperbole propagated by negative people who are miserable & failures who are envious of the successful. Don't believe the HYPE. It is good to have an intelligent person who can maturely use INDUCTIVE & DEDUCTIVE logic.
I don't see it as that simple, for we all want more than we have. I wanted a new bathtub even though the old one was serviceable though ugly. I wanted new flooring even though it was the same.
Even those that are super rich and will never spend what they have want more (money), but it's a game to them - who has the most wins. Is that really "greed" to want to win a game being played? I don't see it that way even though the end result is massive, unneeded and unused wealth.
Is greed not being happy with what one has, even though it is plenty to live on and be comfortable? Is it a demand to keep up with the Joneses for no more reason than to climb the social ladder? There is certainly more to it than simply wanting more than we have, for that is how the world advances.
You defined greed well and sited the apathy that I suggest epitomizes greed: Then discredited yourself with ramblings about The Illuminati.
There is NO SUCH THING as so-called " greed." It is in the nature of humankind to want & do better for themselves, their families, & for others- as LONG as they are ETHICAL & DON'T EXPLOIT others in the process of their wealth & success.
Of course there is such a thing as greed. Wanting something is not,in and of itself, wrong. It's what you are willing to compromise,in yourself, to get there which determines if it classifies as greed.
What do you value? If it's only money, then you are right. It isn't greed, to you.
That's probably a good description; if the price for what is wanted is too high, it is greedy.
The problem is few lack the ability of introspection....until it may be too late.
You're right - when wants (greed) are allowed to override intelligence and common sense for very long it is too late. Life becomes nothing but a tremendous desire for, and efforts to acquire, more useless wealth. "Gotta have that Ming vase so I can show up Shirley next door - it will only take a few months of overtime away from the kids!".
Who cares about showing up the neighbors! Now, you are talking about approval. The ONLY person you should please is YOURSELF & otherwise, your loved ones. Pleasing a stranger is the FARTHEST thing that any person should EVER think about. That stranger or neighbor couldn't give one s****t about you. That stranger or neighbor could care less if you become broke.
The reason why you can get the Ming vase(if you want it) is YOU & NO ONE else. I really don't believe in OUTWARD displays of wealth. Wealth should be used for some luxuries but the rest should be in $aving$, inve$tment$, financial $aving$ for immediate & extended descendants, & assisting/helping out family members, especially elderly family members. F****k the Ming vase, really now! Also, wealth can be used to help others outside the family- donate to a school, start up a charity, start a scholarship program for disadvantaged children, etc.
Yes, it is good to have wealth; however, wealthy people, who are smart, LIVE AT at or BELOW their means. It is only the nouveau riche who are garish to the point of ostentation in their displays of wealth. Wealthy doesn't mean exorbitant & vulgar materialism. There is such a thing as understated wealth. People who are garish w/their wealth DON'T remain wealthy for long- they descend into the LOWER classes quickly. To key to wealth is to work for it & once it is obtained, saved & used WISELY.
Strange talk for someone that believes the accumulation of wealth should be the #1 priority in life. You will never become rich by giving your earnings to family or friends, by donating significant amounts to schools, charity or making a scholarship program.
It's really not greed but STUPIDITY........Can't afford it, DON'T BUY IT, end of story or WAIT & SAVE until you can.......KEEP IT SIMPLE, be ECONOMIC!
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