The richer you get the greedy you become?

Philippines
July 19, 2010 11:16am CST
The richer you get the greedy you become? You have hundred you aim for thousand.. you have thousands you aim for millions. now you have million you want billions. What is your view of this?
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@phyrre (2324)
• United States
19 Jul 10
I think that's pretty accurate. It's a sad thing that happens, but we see it all too often because the more people get the more they want. I think it's sad. I'd love to have a million dollars, but if I did then I know that I wouldn't need more money than that for more than a decade. Imagine, we're making $20,000 a year right now. If we had a million dollars that would last us for probably 20 years without straining much. Plus, we wouldn't stop working because, to be honest, what would we do with all that idle time anyway, so with even one million we'd be basically set for life. With even $100,000 we'd be doing great. xD I think it's easy to lose your perspective if you constantly want more than what you have and it's easy to slip into that loop where you always want more and more. What's important is to remember to be happy with what you have, whatever that might be.
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• Philippines
19 Jul 10
for some it is applicable to loosen up if they have more in stock but the higher percentage is pro greediness.. my wild guest if its not true.
@hushi22 (4941)
19 Jul 10
Well, i guess it mostly depicted to a lot of people right now. But I hope there will be an end to this soon. THat is not a good character.
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
sorry hushi but this thing might not end in my wild guest.
• United Arab Emirates
19 Jul 10
It is just our perception. We just see what we want to see and not what people show us. Its always our chaoice what we think of a rich person. I know a few people who have been so helpful and do a lot of charity inspite of being rich and they not lose money but the money always keeps growing for them...
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@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
well i think it depends on the person. There are millionaires out there that their fortune to charities and such. and of course there are some that are greedy. like those who are caught doing something in the hedge funds.
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Yes but only few of them. Most of them are greedy enough to think of helping charities. Others fake it also, they act like they are good by helping charity but deep inside they are asking why they are wasting their time there.
• Singapore
19 Jul 10
I feel that's quite true. At least almost of the human beings are like that. Always want better and better life, richer and richer, but that's also not wrong, who doesn't want nice life right?
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
you got a point too but some are greedy enough that they are willing to step on someone just to be on top.
@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
19 Jul 10
You are very right about that. It is sad though that the more a person has, the more they want. It seems they are never satisfied. I know I will never attain that kind of wealth, so I don't have to worry about wanting more. I wish I did make more than I do, but since I'm not, then I don't have to worry about it. I never started out thinking I would ever make a lot of money anyway, as I knew it wouldn't be all that much, and something is sure better than nothing. It all adds up eventually, and that is a good thing. The times being what they are, I think everyone wants more, as it takes more to be able to do anything with, since things are so expensive now. I just want enough to supplement my fixed income, and I will be happy. I am making something though, and I am happy about that. Good luck to you and happy mylottting.
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
wow pro mylotters, i never though i can capture your attention but thank you for droping by. this topic come out of my mind after remembering a bad event that happen to my business because of rich greedy competitor that have many but still want to win the market of my business since I'm making something out of it. thanks rosekiss and notlistening and to others
@dnbc87 (78)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
It's human nature... Greed is part of everyone. Almost everyone wants more of what they already have. If you are never content then I guess you'll eventually become a greedy person. I can say that I'm greedy... in a sense. I just focus my greed in what I need rather than what I want.
@silvercoin (2101)
• Lithuania
19 Jul 10
I believe that it depends on person.When someone greedy becomes rich, money change him/her for worse.I think that money reveal the true personality.You become rich and you feel free and you show what you really are.A creative person, good person makes good things from money, a greedy, selfish person makes bad things from money.Like if I give a you a knife, you can stick it in my heart, but you can make me a nice sandwich. Same with money.You can create, give jobs, help, but you can just collect it and never share a penny with anyone.