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|How Greedy are you did it cost you more than just money.|
Greed is the inordinate desire to possess wealth, goods, or objects of abstract value with the intention to keep it for one's self, far beyond the dictates of basic survival and comfort. It is applied to a markedly high desire for and pursuit of wealth, status, and power.
As a secular psychological concept, greed is, similarly, an inordinate desire to acquire or possess more than one needs. It is typically used to criticize those who seek excessive material wealth, although it may apply to the need to feel more excessively moral, social, or otherwise better than someone else.
the only thing that comes to mind is all you can eat for £10 i did and felt ill all night lol
Posted: 6/30/2012 6:46:36 AM
|I don't think I'm greedy at all. I don't want for much and I don't expect much and thats usually what I get.|
Posted: 6/30/2012 7:07:12 AM
|dunno whether it's just cos I'm really lazy, but I have always looked to earn enough to get by on, with just the odd treat ... holidays, biggest TV, flash car, designer clobber ... not me|
when I was younger, I might have pigged out at all you can eat places, but not these days ... avoid the high carb cheaper items and just dive into the plenty of the quality items ... feel a little 'drunk' on the protein after, but never ill
Posted: 6/30/2012 7:31:28 AM
|Yeah OP saw it on wickipedia|
Greed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Posted: 6/30/2012 7:43:03 AM
|Greed and consumption are great for the economy, all that extra income tax you paid on what you had to earn to satisfy the craving and all that VAT you pay on all that shyte you just didn't need. |
Sadly for most people they haven't earned it yet, it's all on the never never which is great news for the banks because now they own your ar$e forever, like their own little slave grafting for years to pay off what they created out of thin air in seconds and you will because your paranoid about your credit rating, heaven forbid you couldn't get more credit right?...... Genius, if you're dumb enough to subscribe.
Posted: 6/30/2012 8:07:12 AM
|When I am working I get a very good income. I haven't worked now since April and am not trying very hard to find a job - Why not, because I saved my excess wages and can live comfortably on them without having to ask for Benefits. I have even resorted to using my credit card so that I have some sort of 'credit history' but it gets paid in full every month which probably pisses them off - I am getting short term, free credit and it costs me nothing|
I do think I am a bit unusual in my outlook but it has also meant that the Recession has not effected me in any obvious way apart from my house being devalued - but I rent it out so am not bothered about how much it would be worth to sell.
Posted: 6/30/2012 8:19:17 AM
|I'm not at all greedy, don't need the latest 'things' ............... although I can't resist a bargain pair of shoes (whether I need them or not). Is that counted as greed?|
I eat comparatively little so going to an All-you-can-eat-buffet is pointless for me. I'd rather pay for what I want than for all the rubbish that they want to get rid of.
I also use my credit card for convenience at times and pay it off in full each month, it would gall me to pay interest. If I can't afford it I'm pretty sure I don't need it.
Posted: 6/30/2012 8:46:36 AM
|I'm not greedy I only have a low income and only buy what I can afford it might not be the best life to some but I am happy, (do not like credit and would only use it for emergencies).|
There is only one thing I want, that I envy other people having and that is a good and loving woman to share the rest of my life with. (well it is a dating site)
Posted: 6/30/2012 11:36:57 AM
|I dont have a hell of a lot of money left at the end of the week, but, the bills are paid, no debt other than ongoing ( rent,poll tax etc etc ) i`m happy with that :O)|
Posted: 6/30/2012 2:12:32 PM
|Everybody is greedy in one way or another. It doesn't have to be food or money... it can just as easily be attention or glass ornaments.|
Posted: 7/1/2012 2:19:22 AM
|I'm not greedy. The only debt I have is my mortgage and that will be finished in a few years. I will treat myself occasionally to something I want but dont really need but I call that cheering myself up :)|
Posted: 7/1/2012 1:34:33 PM
|It's strangely liberating, I found, just to leave everything behind and start afresh with nothing. I've still managed, in 2 years, to accumulate a house full of stuff that just seems to appear from nowhere though. |
It's a modern Western preoccupation with accumulating as much pointless stuff and gadgets as possible. Even though unsatieted want and true happiness seem to be inversely proportional.
Posted: 7/1/2012 2:46:10 PM
|We live in a society that worships success, celebrity and money. If you compare that to living in a society that only knows poverty, hunger and destitution…. I doubt anyone here could truly put their hand on their heart and say they’re not greedy. It’s human nature to have greed for something, it’s called selfishness and to some extent or the other, we are all selfish …. even those who think themselves selfless...imo.|
I know I’m greedy as I just ate 2 pain au chocolats when I could easily have given one to my lodger.
Posted: 7/1/2012 3:00:54 PM
Sounds like Top Trumps Sins to me Indigo
Greed and Gluttony beats Envy. Watch out for the Wrath card though!
Posted: 7/2/2012 6:07:51 AM
|Greed doesn't really exist.|
When someone hoards stuff, be it food or money it's not because their are greedy but insecure.
I've been in meetings with some top CEOs and the one thing they have in common is their NEED to provide me with an unsolicited account of how much they are worth, how many cars they have, what top class birds they've shagged, how many people they have 'under' them, how much cash they can lay their hands on in an instant....bs, bs, bs, etc, etc, etc.
I don't know if it's just me that makes them feel insecure or not(been so tall and good looking ) but there hasn't been one single exception.
This is what leads me to my conclusions about greed been merely fuelled by insecurity.