Today the thought that came to my mind is Greedy. Greed is like a dark side of every man, and you could not see it from the appearance of a man, but in the inside the greedy instinct tries dominating you–Steven Eric Chen. Greediness is an intense strong or excessive desire for wealth or possession, especially wishing to possess more than what one needs or deserves. Some students get greedy to earn more and more knowledge. Some persons are greedy to learn more and more so that they may do something great. Not all greed have negative consequences.
Great people like Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, Mother Teresa had the greed for helping people who suffered, which pushed them to crave for more knowledge and learn more about sufferings of people. Greed of innovation has led to invention of computers, gadgets. The greed for knowledge has led them to explore the moon, which was considered as something impossible thousands of years ago. Lord Buddha’s quest and greed to find his answers to questions about life led to his enlightenment.
Greed can lead to motivation and motivation at times can benefit those that are all around this single person. Greed is what motivates us to reach the heights of success . It acts like a fuel to us for which we toil to achieve.Greediness –if the right kind of selfishness–an honoring of the true Self–is essential to emotional and spiritual self-healing. So the key is the secret to being selfish in the right way, at the right time and right measure. Greediness in negative connotation causing hatred, anger, jealousy, self harm, frustration, harm to environment, killing is harmful which should be realized and stopped at.
I feel its important to balance between Need and Greed.