is greed hereditary or the need of the time

India
July 31, 2008 5:53am CST
many people are greedy and would dop anything to get their needs satisfied, is it a herediary problem cos very many people are also satisfied with what they have,
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@bbsr13 (4199)
• India
31 Jul 08
Hello,Knighrider! Greed....it is personal trait and not hereditary.people cultivate this trait with a view to gain something at any cost without spending a dime.the needs of such people is insatiable.these days most people are found greedy specially the higher ups in the society.they accumulate wealth by unfair means and boast for their wealth.thanx.
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
31 Jul 08
Greed is a natural phenomenon. It is found in everyone, its degree may vary from person to person. Greed may be 'positive' also. For example, if one has a 'greed' to acquire higher degrees, his greed will motivate him to better and better. You just cannot stop people from not being greedy. I am greedy in gaining more and more knowledge and I am always egar to learn new things.
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• United States
9 Aug 08
Greed is a behavior not a hereditary.
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
31 Jul 08
I think it probably has more to do with early upbringing than heredity. I think kids who are given everything they want will come to expect it and want more. Too many parents give their kids "things" instead of their time. Relationships are what bring happiness to our lives, not possessions. It's natural for very young children to want what they want, but parents need to teach them to give and share, also.