Greed Essay

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“There is enough for everyone’s needs but not for everyone’s greed” Mahatma Gandhi once quoted, “There is an abundance of food, land and resources but not evenly distributed, because of greed” Greed can drive people to do bad things. Greed has a powerful influence over our national penchant for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, particularly as it involves our fondness for money, food, love and power. For example, when some Singaporeans attend any buffet dinner, they would fill up their plate to the fullest. They would throw the food away without a bit of hesitation when the food is not up to standard. After that, they would continue piling up the food on their plate to the fullest again. Mankind is greedy but cringe when seeing another greedy person. Why is that so? It is because when one is greedy, he does not notice it and gets carried away. But when he sees someone doing something, which associates with greed, he would flinch, not because he feels ashamed, but because he is disgusted by the person’s actions. This shows the ‘forgetful’ attitude of Singaporeans. Seventy-five percent of Americans are overweight. Why do we need the extra food? We don't know we are just being greedy. Greed is an overwhelming force that has affected us all at one point or another. Greed for food not only hurts the world at large, but also diminishes those who will not share their abundance. Greed as it affects the pursuit of power can be one of the worst "diseases" to suffer. Power brings one respect, but often the people who truly deserve respect are overlooked during the commotion created by those greedy for power as they elbow their way to the front of the crowd. The love of money cannot only be harmful to oneself, but to others as well. Money rules our world. This planet revolves around money as sure as it revolves around the sun. If no one had money, then

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