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What Exactly IS Greed?
Posted By Ron On September 29, 2008 @ 9:20 AM In Life | Comments Disabled
Greed has been thrown around quite a lot over the past few weeks. This banker was greedy, that corporate CEO was greedy, this hedge fund manager was greedy, that real estate investor was greedy. Everyone loves to assign negative characteristics to others, especially when those others that have more [insert any item] than the average person. Is that wise? What IS greed  exactly?
According to Miriam Webster online :
Whoa, that hurts. What would happen if we turned the spotlight back on ourselves rather than pointing fingers at everyone else?
There are literally scores of items I could add to this list … and you could, too, I’m sure. So why do we complain about the “greed” on Wall Street, when it’s so prevalent in our own lives on a daily basis? The dictionary has another word  for that.
The real question in my mind is WHY? Why do we think we need so much? Why are we so insecure? Why do we constantly have the desire to acquire ? What do we gain by having more?
What is your opinion? I’d like to generate some real discussion on this without resorting to the politics of the situation. After all, greed  runs across all political parties.
What are some other examples of greed  that are ignored?
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