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Living with Greed

I would like to start off the post by saying sorry to those waiting for the actual post of “Women and Feminism”. So far I have not had the motivation I originally had to write the post. It should come out later on but don’t expect it out really soon. Anyways back to the actual post.

Greed. A single characteristic that we have been taught to condemned and to avoid since an early age, starting with not being greedy and sharing your toys (which I was never willing to learn). As we grew, we were encouraged to avoid being greedy whether with our food, our possessions, or our money. It seems there is a continuous list of what we shouldn’t be greedy with, because it’s “bad” and “mean”. Other people believe that greed is a wonderful thing to have in communities because it has some positive side effects, like being greedy for knowledge has the possibility of new discoveries.
Most people condemn or agree before they know all the facts about greed. This post is meant to give both pros and cons of greed, and give the people enough information for an educated decision. Please note that I may not put EVERY LAST DETAIL into pros and cons. The viewers are welcome to provide information or disagree in the comments section (please do so RESPECTFULLY and do NOT be RUDE).

The idea of being greedy is bad has been implanted into us by our parents and teachers early in our childhood. So why is it considered such an awful trait by so many people? I believe some of the fear of greed comes from occurrences related to greed. There has been times where greed has made another human being injure or maim another for possessions or objects with value. Thus the fear of young children or anyone becoming violent due to greed, makes the characteristic of being greedy one of the most shunned. The feeling of pity is another reason why greed can often be disliked. In terms of income, some workers barely make enough to survive…while company executives or managers make hundreds of thousands a year and give themselves pay-raises. Thus we picture those executives as greedy and want them to give the money to those who need it. As a result, people consider being “greedy” is a bad thing. In some cases it is.
greed bad
Another view point towards the characteristic is, “What’s wrong with being greedy? It is reasonable or necessary in life”. People have told us “don’t be greedy, it’s important to share”. Let’s put that policy into the business world then. Without greed, there would be no improvements. Why? Picture it this way. Lets say on one hand, a company pays all employees the same. All work hours, all products, all responsibilities get the same pay regardless. As a result there is no motivation to do anything well, after all, if people “share” all money equally or never get a raise what is the point of working hard? With greed, people will work harder in companies and innovation in order to get that chance of selling more for money or getting a raise. The reward and the greedy desire for that reward is what drives our economy. In this case it is actually good.
greed good
In the end, it is your opinion if greed is good or evil. Like I said earlier, if you guys think I missed anything or should include anything, please comment at the bottom. Or if you disagree and want to tell me why, please comment on the bottom as well…just please be mature and respectable. I will take into consideration on what you guys say. No one pays attention to rude comments.


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