Crazy little thing called…

Greed.

A self-satisfying hopelessly devoted servant and confidant that sticks closer than a brother.

We want it now, we want more, we feast our eyes on that which we do not need and want want, want. It’s kind of ironic that no matter how much more we want, we will never be content with more. Not the poor and not the rich. There are no exceptions.

I found myself asking what is the source of greed and what feeds it? And then I saw it plain as day. Impatience!

  • I just have to get in front of that car.
  • I don’t have time to wait.
  • I want to be in front.
  • I want to win.
  • I don’t want to wait in line for my turn.
  • I want more.
  • I want to sit despite the fact there is a lady who is standing.
  • I want to be fashionable and noticed.
  • It’s about me.
  • Why wait for tomorrow night to eat the leftovers from tonight, when it tastes so good now?
  • I want that woman.
  • I want that man.
  • I can do what I want, when I want.

Maybe take a little detour to one of my previous posts called Me-cracy.

One of the biggest lies we could ever believe is ‘If only I had…’ will satisfy every whim, need and want. The fact is it doesn’t. It leaves us wanting for even more – financially, emotionally, sexually and even mentally. It is only a momentary facade of satisfaction.

It seems greed has become so familiar that it is no longer recognizable. It masquerades as your servant when in fact it is your god, leaving one with that constant nagging of ‘What’s in it for me?’!

‘All good things come to those who wait.’

(Abe Lincoln)

If we all just stopped for a moment and considered what we are doing, I have to wonder what the world would be like. Maybe then that wonderful and crazy little thing would be love and love that indeed makes the world go round 🤔

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