Greed being a disease

Don’t be greedy, be helpful


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Most people think the more money the happier they will be. I don’t think thats true you can be happy with no money.

Breana Epperson

Over the weekend, I was going to pick up my sister from work. I see this homeless man with a dog. The dog really needed a new leash I asked; my mom if we could go to T.J. Maxx and get him one she said yes. We ended up getting him a leash and dog food, and we got the man socks and food. He was not expecting anything but got stuff he could use.

There are so many people in the world that just buy anything and everything because they have the money and don’t think there are people out there that need, or don’t have it. The “rich” don’t think about having money issues they don’t think about eating that day or paying the bills that month. I’m not saying everyone is greedy but everyone has been greedy at some point or another.          

Greed is the tendency to selfish craving, grasping and hoarding. It is defined as:

intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food. The most serious moral problem in the country today is reckless and untrammeled greed. Greed causes the constant efforts to destroy unions that protect basic worker rights.

Since it’s the holidays, helping others would just be a given. Helping out people that can’t afford something they need. Knowing they can’t afford a necessities like a gas bill or a water bill. Helping them would really make their day.

Greed is one of seven basic character flaws(self-deprecation, self-destruction, marthyrdom, stubbornness, greed, arrogance, impatience) or “dark” personality traits. We all have the potential for greedy tendencies, but in people with a strong fear of lack or deprivation, greed can become a dominant pattern. Greed produced large tax cuts that give money to the rich and take money away from the poor. Greed has led to a immigration policy in which thousands of men, women and children have passed due to the struggle for jobs that were promised to them. Greed is the responsible for the endless amount of stress and ruthless competition in the workplace. These are all ways greed has affected people and will continue to get worse. So ask yourself is greed a disease? Should it be considered a disease due to everything that is affected by it? Greed is not considered a disease although most people have it. Even if you don’t think you are greedy, everyone probably have been in the past and will be in the future.

Greed is a worldwide problem that no one thinks of. No one thinks of how greed affects other people in a good or bad way. Personally I think that greed is a problem that is not addressed. It makes you think; does anyone know how to address greed or make everyone less greedy? Because I don’t. Greed could be someone taking your confidence or maybe even your motivation. It happens, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.