Greed is the desire to acquire money, wealth, power, food, or other possessions -- beyond the needs of the individual -- especially when this accumulation denies the same goods to others.

I'm not happy about a government bailout of greedy Masters of the Universe. How many have paid their full tax load? have hidden accounts beyond this country's shores? Yet in a global economy what happens on Wall Street happens to all.

There's a reason why Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jews, the Tao, Hindus (to name a few) all have something to say about greed: from it spring loss of judgment, deception, pride, arrogance, and malice. It is the mother of all sins.

illustration: "The Worship of Mammon" by Evelyn DeMorgan

1 comment:

Seven Star Hand said...

Hi Marcia,

This is the long awaited opportunity to finally "kill the beast" and kick all the bums out, forever. Be patient and read what I have been saying for insights into another way to manage this civilization, without money and without evil cabals running this world. The keys to a "New Earth" are wisdom and cooperation, not the fears and follies of the past.

It will soon become painfully obvious, to even the most clueless, that it will be far easier to step away from the deceptions of the past (money, religion, and politics) and finally fix our civilization so it works for everyone, not just for a self-chosen and abominably greedy few. Why should humanity struggle and suffer any longer to repay massive debts and endure great debacles created by amazingly greedy and deceptive monetary and political leaders? Are you familiar with the ancient concept of a Jubilee? It's time has come, and the power of the rich and arrogant is about to be blown away on the winds of long-overdue and irresistible change.

Here is Wisdom...