Why are people greedy?

@andyvish (901)
India
July 7, 2007 9:45am CST
Why do people want to earn more even when they have enough? Why are they aspiring for the moon when they have earth?
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Jul 07
All right, I have had it up to here with people like you who decide that if people want more, they are greedy. All right how much does a person have to be contented with to please you? $10,000 a year? More than $100 a month? Maybe just enough to fed and clothe oneself for a day? What do you consider enough? Maybe you should make a list of what you decide what we should have. It all depends on what the person is doing. If I were entertaining a lot of people, I would need to get fancy chinaware. If I had a lot of rooms in my house, I would need to get good carpets and buy furniture and good lasting beds for the guest rooms. If I am on the internet a lot, and do a lot of graphics and music I need a good computer not just an emachine. If all my relatives come to visit every summer, I need to have more than one guest room.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
7 Jul 07
One who want to make more wealth cannot be considered greedy if his norms are acceptable under possitive ethics. But when one exploits others to become more rich it is greediness. Tax evation is greediness, exploiting child labour is greediness, adultrating food stuff with a view of making more money is greediness. But a man working under accepted norms without causing harm to anyone, even if he makes big money, how can he be considered greedy? All the best andywish.