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#1 User is offline   Neinball 

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 07:38 PM

Subject: Human Greed
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Many of us in our childhood were told by our parents/parental figures that we were more important than everyone else, that we hd that little something that made us uise above the rest.
Year by year, as we get older, into our teenage years, this illusion is somewhat cracked as we find cliches of people hanging around one another. The Jocks, The Goths/Emos, The Cheerleaders, The 'Miss Thangs', The Artists, The Nerds, The Socialites, Etc, etc, etc.

It is here that Greed may start to rear it's ugly head. Weither it be trying to win social status with the teenieboppers, or holding the latest "Volunteer" upside-down and shaking them so that they may "Donate" their lunch money, or the Academic chom nearly studys himself into death, all of them, in one form or another, are displaying a degree of Greed. Weither it be cause you're bored of your old Boyfriend and want a new one, steal money from others so you don't have to use your own, or study so hard that you may have a chance at earning shitloads of money by the exploitation of the proletariat (IE: Stockbroaker), it all essentially boils down to greed.

Even in a Marxist Socialist Utopia, I feel, for the first few generations anyway, Greed would still be a major human factor. People would feel that either they deserve more than they get due to the effort that they put in towards that society, or that they're lazy and want to exploit said society.

As of yet, I've not come across a solution to this problem that has been so ingrained into our phyche due to our Capitalistic society, other than attemptiong to work for the perceived greater good & to recognize that greed exists in us all, and seek to restrain it. However, I have my doubts this will ever happen.

I'm Kevin Azrael Mitchell, and I hope that this has provided a most intelectual and thought provoking post.
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Posted 07 February 2006 - 08:10 AM

Humans, by nature, are individualistic and therefore put their security above anyone/everyone else's.

Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a solution for this problem...
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Posted 08 February 2006 - 03:48 PM

^ They don't necessarily put their own security above everyone else's, they put their own well-being above everyone else's. You can place yourself in jeopardy in order to place your well-being in better hands.

This is very true, and I've found myself contemplating about this issue many times before. The true nature of human psychology, that is, unaffected and unguided by society and ideas.

Your topic will fit better in Life Discussion, so I"ll move it Az.
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Posted 08 February 2006 - 10:50 PM

*posts* omfg im alive!

well, its not like people haven't tried to curb human greed to have them work towards the betterment of society. Morals...religion...government, choose your propaganda, but they all somewhat work. But the thing now is that people don't know when they are comfortable, and keep on trying to satify their desires. Any addiction of any sort is greed.
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Posted 01 September 2006 - 03:09 PM

You think so? some addictions can't be controlled by the person, like drugs after a certain point.
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Posted 01 September 2006 - 08:40 PM

YES IT CAN. My friend was on drugs before, but she decided to quit and she did. Its all about willpower.
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Posted 17 September 2006 - 12:52 AM

Yes, but it's often Willpower vs Addiction, and most people arn't that strong.

Take my fiancee for exampe:

She really wants to give up the Gaspers, but she feels like she can't really give them up, and that it's hard to do so when you're living in a house full of smokers.
I've told here that sheer willpower can succeed, but all she seems to be doing is making excuses, to the point where I confiscate her lighter when she's over at my house.
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