Dangers of Greed

“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” ― Socrates

The type of individuals I dislike most in this World are those who believe they are the beginning and the end. Those who, in their sick minds have convinced themselves that they are always right and will bow to no one regardless of the situation. Evils individuals who will go as far as stepping on their target’s head to reach for their goals.

I personally do not think wanting more in life is being greedy. However, when those desires get out of control, they become very dangerous and lead to other sins. When your desires to acquire more blinds you from your purpose in life and the reality of your very existence, then you’ve gone too far.

“Greed’s worst point is its ingratitude.” — Seneca the Younger
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Characteristics of greedy people:

  • Self-centered
  • Ungrateful
  • Arrogant
  • Manipulative
  • Impatient
  • Hypocrites
  • Scheming
  • Receivers, even at someone else’s expense
  • Commit fraud for personal gain
  • Silent killers (gaining strength from someone else’s pain)
  • Live in the moment (regardless of what lies ahead)

Uncontrollable greed is sin. It destroys relationships, tearing family and friends apart. Greedy people don’t think about the “what ifs”; they are lost in the moment and have fallen so low that they lose touch with their reality.
By wanting and desiring too much, we end up losing everything.

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed”. — Mahatma Gandhi
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Breaking free of greed is hard, but not impossible. We must ask ourselves questions such as:

  • Do I need it?
  • Why do I need it?
  • Must I have it?
  • Don’t I have enough?
  • Will I feel better?
  • Will my actions/decisions hurt someone else?
  • Will I regret it?
  • Can someone else benefit from it?

Rather than constantly wanting, we should practice giving. The bottom line is to treat people as you would like to be treated yourself.


About joanambu

Poet, Writer and Published Author. Insatiably passionate about gardening, Health and Wellness. I enjoy collecting Vintage and Antique choice pieces.