He who is greedy is always in want.
The Earth provides us enough to satisfy our needs but not our greed. The
interesting thing about greed is that, although the underlying motive is to seek
satisfaction, we are not still satisfied even after obtaining what we want. It
is this endless, nagging desire for more that leads us eventually into trouble,
ruin, disgrace and downfall.
The paths of greed and vanity will always lead to one’s
So many of us walk around with a meaningless life because we are chasing the
wrong things. I have learned that we get meaning into our lives by devoting
ourselves inspiring, encouraging, motivating and loving others, devoting
ourselves to our community, and dedicating ourselves to create something that
gives us purpose and meaning in life.
In this materialistic world, many of us sell anything for a piece of money; some
think the answer for everything is in our wallet. We seem to focus on what we
want and lose sight of what we really need. The confusion in our world today is,
we tend to use people and love things instead of loving people and using things.
Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a
symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for
the moment.--Mark Twain
have learned that this focus on material things and the desire for
self-importance creates a tremendous crisis in our society. What is there for
me, we tend to always ask. People who spend all day learning how to sell
themselves and to manipulate others are in no position to form lasting
friendships nor intimate relationships.
However, I have also learned that many of us still hunger for a different kind
of society; one based on the principle of caring, ethical and spiritual
sensitivity, and communal solidarity; one that to many of us, our need for a
meaningful existence is just as intense as our need for economic security.
For too long, our society has acted with an outrageous lack of responsibility.
We want everything for ourselves. We do fail to look at the overall picture and
refuse to take into consideration other people with whom we share the world. Let
us treasure up in our soul some of those things which are gracious, decent,
dignified and honorable, not those which will forsake us and be destroyed.
By Tim Pedrosa
There is something perverse about more than enough.
When we have more, it is never enough. It is always somewhere out there, just
out of reach. The more we acquire, the more elusive enough becomes. –Unknown