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Uncontrolled greed will be the death nail for humanity!

Updated on January 22, 2016

Tagore quotes!

Revere the truth and righteousness!

It is sheer greed which drove many nations towards industrialization, post-colonial era! While implementing industrialization, only the immediate gains were taken into account and the people at the helm of affairs failed to consider workers sentiments. The factory workers and laborers were deprived of their legitimate dues. The owners gained a lot at the expense of the laborers. This created huge imparities in society which led to labor unrest. Many trade unions were formed to protect the minimum interests of labor. Prior to those, laborers were made to work even eighteen hours a day. Thanks to the strength of the labor union, the management of many factories conceded to eight hour duty. This was achieved after great struggle and protests including ‘lock outs’ adopted by the owners.

There is a great lesson in the above labor movement. When there are inequalities, people will not keep quiet for a longer time. This is how in the world many such struggles originate to restore equality and justice. When there is a depression in the ocean surface, there will be storms aftermath. This is a natural law. Even in matters pertaining to human beings, injustice won’t be tolerated for long. Some nations took advantage of their supremacy and colonized many countries by illegal ways. Due to poverty and illiteracy, people were subdued by many nations. Thus the natural resources of many countries were looted by those nations and deprived the dues to the natives. See the situations prevailing in those mighty nations today. Each such nation is facing many problems both internally and externally.

Where are the mighty British who enslaved an entire country by their looting and force submission? God is Justice and he will never tolerate atrocities beyond certain limits. Now most of the nations are threatened by unknown terrorists in all fronts. The leaders are many countries are breaking their head to protect their nation. It is their own acts of suppression of many poor countries during colonization, results in present condition of insecurity and economy. Dollars and yens were leading in value. Now volatile market conditions everywhere create ripples in world economy. Hence none can escape their past atrocities. In one way or other, they will reap the results. Hence non-violence has been practiced during freedom struggle in India by Mahatma Gandhi and hence he was able to achieve the aim. The mighty British could not face the sheer truth, Gandhi practiced. Hence people should realize the futility of brute military power, in front of Truth and non-violence.

There are many lessons to be learnt post industrialization. The enormous pollution of atmosphere and oceans are the results of greed that drove even the governments to explore the earth and sea bed for oil reserves. The more such explorations take place there will be frequent earthquakes and resultant tsunami in the nearby areas. Earth, water, air and space are common to entire humanity. None can claim these natural resources as their own. Also none has the right to spoil the eco system created by god. Now we find that more number of bore holes have been drilled throughout the globe and even in Antarctica in the name of scientific experiments. More oil and gas are extracted every day in many countries. This creates huge vacuum. Many geo scientists have cautioned the humanity that such indiscriminate drilling will lead into movement of tectonic plates which results in huge earthquakes everywhere besides volcanic activities. Now only, the leaders of many nations are deliberating on greenhouse gases and controlling the emissions to at least by 30% in the next few years. What is the use of sun worship when one has already become blind?

Many readers may not relish the above theories. But these are all solid facts based on scientific records. Unless some urgent actions are taken throughout the globe, there are every possibilities of rising of sea levels which will submerge many low lying countries and towns around the globe. There is no use crying later. Hence the leaders should take all precautionary measures to control the greenhouse emissions by controlling the number of vehicles on road at any given time.

Greed and destruction!


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      saisarannaga 2 years ago from Chennai in Tamilnadu, India.

      Yes absolutely. Greed and jealousy mingled with pride is potently poisonous pests in human heart. Thank you.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Kamini Kanchana, the great Sri Ramakrishna called it. Woman and gold. Loosely translated as greed and the desire for passion and other material things.

      Timeless message here, Bro.

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      saisarannaga 2 years ago from Chennai in Tamilnadu, India.

      Nice point there. Thank you Oztinato.

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      Oztinato 2 years ago from Australia

      You're quite right.

      Greed is the only mental illness enouraged and worshipped by modern society. Why? It's appeal to the lower nature in all of us. It takes discipline to get rid of it. As society condones and applauds greed it is difficult to break it's hold.