.................... Greed ...............

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  1. Australian

    Australian Green Beret Silver Supporting Member VIP Member

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    I have so much more than I need, but still want more!


    Where does greed come from?
    Can it be cured?
     
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  2. South Park

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    No it comes from the fear that you never have enough
     
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  3. 6550

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    Greed is caused by fear.
     
  4. Madfinger

    Madfinger Well-Known Member

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    For an ossie TV.
     
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    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Greed is a good thing. Greed is also a major motivator . The only people who hate greed are the ones who cannot or will not, work to achieve your level of success. You obviously worked hard to be able to have what you have so why not show it off ?
     
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    Nope, you're screwed because you're a dual helix model as opposed to triple. It's a fundamental symptom of self-preservation having to do with things like the ego, personal validation - a veritable spider web of things. It can also be a symptom of boredom, obsession, OCD and the like. In my case, aside from the fundamental, the symptoms are as follows: boredom, fear, self-loathing, frustration, anxiety, facial ticks, stuttering, Wobbling Gait, and Aids (which everyone has). Also, lack of empathy & compassion toward living inanimate objects leading to manifestations of misguided and exaggerated empathy & compassion toward human life, at the end of which feelings often change to hatred, envy and rejection when gestures are inevitably unreciprocated within an increasingly anticipated acceptable timeframe. (All of these preceded my former episode with the stick, as some of you here may recall.) Ultimately it's all very simple as you can see, basic common sense.

    Either that, or you just like nice things.
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    Amen Brother, amen.
     
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    Greed = Obsessive/Compulsive = Psychological
     
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    I think sort of a straw man has been created here that we're discussing now. Because one has a lot of and still wants more is not necessarily greedy, at all. If you work and pay for the things you have it owed to you that you can do what the futch you futchin' wanna do. Greed is a work for "taking", for free usually ...to take and take until you get called out or experience a backfire as a result of your "greed".

    I remember being at Sears about 20 years ago and some others and I we were all waiting on a steeply discounted piece of crap something to come out to the floor. The pieces were limited, and I really wanted one for my dad. So the box comes out and everyone is trying to be "controlled" animals grabbing one while they were there. Well, there was a twat there that had no idea WTF these things even were and grabbed a few of them, obviously leaving a few of the patient without one in the end. Fuck'n cunt.

    That's f'n greed - usually when someone else gets jipped of theirs because of your ......GREED.

    You have not shown any "greed" OP that I think in any way.

    Gluttony ...yea. Lol.

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    Good suggestions y'all. I'm going to turn over a new leaf and stop resisting my desire for abundance.
     
  14. Madfinger

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    If you can afford lots of gear that is worth the reasources then my hats off to you & hope you enjoy your hard earned effort. But when I drive down the street & see fridges, tv's, furniture advertised cheap on tv wating to be picked up by the garbo for land fill the first thing to enter my mind is senseless greed. I wonder if in 3-4 generations few could afford mentioned item just like us back in the 50's & 60's, items that will last decades ... but in the future due to depleted reasources & not labour costs?
     
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    Greed is to take more than your share at the expense of others. Dont confuse wanting more gear for greed, youre not taking anything from anybody.
     
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    Dude to want things is not greed, nor is it bad. Ask yourself some questions

    • Am I directly hurting someone by acquiring this? Not in a tangential sense of "cost to society," "I could have done 'X' with this money, etc." I mean did you steal from someone, did you hurt them to acquire what you have, is it something that they rightfully own and you took it by force or by extortion?
    • Does the experience not give me joy, but rather my joy comes from the act of having and hoarding? Do I never use this and just like the knowledge that I possess it?
    • Is having this or working towards having this harming me in some way?

    If the answers to the above questions are "no" then you've done nothing wrong. Wanting things and having things are not bad or immoral. A car collector is not immoral if he has acquired his cars honestly and gets joy from driving them, working on them, cleaning them, etc. A coin collector is not immoral because he seeks out currency and has an interest in how currencies evolve and how they are influenced by their societies. Someone who works honestly and diligently to attain wealth is not immoral if they use that wealth to bring joy to someone, even if that someone is themselves through things like experiences that make their life more full. You are not immoral because you collect musical instruments and play them.

    Greed would be scheming to take someone else's guitar just so that they couldn't have it and you could have it in your own closet.
     
  18. RCM 800

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    My buying stuff helps to keep people employed.
     
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    I was about to say its the American way but you are in Australia! Oh well, its good to see there is greed in your area also :shock:
     
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    I'm just waiting for my crypto to go to the moon, then I won't be greedy anymore.
     

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