greedy - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
At the core of each bias and negative stereotype is a greedy impulse masquerading as a virtue.
When you the suffering of others into your heart, when it begins to educate your soul, you start to combat the survivalist part of yourself that is vulnerable to greedy impulses. You start to mature and grow.
Let the greed die so that the real you can love. Greedy is a curse. To share and give with an heart that loves is a blessing.
The money-nexus world turns each vice into a faux-virtue, greedy becomes "well earned treasure" no matter how much one has or how much others lack.
Aristotle said, "Every practical pursuit or undertaking seems to aim at some good." This is now supported by modern brain science and biology. We are wired for love and cooperation. And so the task of the greedy is to subvert the natural wiring and reward systems, to fool others into a belief that their ends and purpose is the "good" and maintain that myth at all and any cost to others in a clandestine manner. Simply put, the celebrities are your chains and your blindfolds too. Money is your blinkers, your spiritual noose. Your vice addictions so well supplied are thirty pieces of silver. And for that fleeting glee, of joining and pleasing the "masters," you sell yourself and your children too.
You greedy bastards, don't you dare talk about "not forgiving me," I am the one who holds your feet to the flame of truth.
Greedy requires a sense of cold emotional indifference to thrive, this is promoted by the money-nexus and halted by the love-nexus. One promotes vice and the other promotes virtue.
We evolved as a cooperative species and so greedy behaviours undermine the foundations of human society, harming us at the biological level.