Greed donates desire to acquire wealth or possessions beyond the need of individual , It makes us strive to better ourselves Greed makes us strive to better ourselves and better technology in society and business. Greed, what is greed? The definition of greed is “An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves” Now, Who are we to say what or whom deserves something or not? Are we to judge people for the things in their past and say they do not or do deserve things? Today I am here to talk to you about greed and the positive aspects of greed from both societies and a business point of view.
First of all in greed in society, it is all around us, in everyday life but not as many people notice it as they should. Let’s say the internet, According to a study done in 2011 around 30% of social network users have been victimised to social networking fraud such as identity theft and credit cards scams. This is a form of greed. But in society, the world needs greed to keep the balance of life in order. There are lower class, middle class and upper class families in this world. People think that rich people are greedy and stuck up but when you think about it, they worked their way up to the top by studying hard and getting a good job.
Is this greed? No I think it is determination to succeed in life. Secondly I am going to talk about greed in the aspect of businesses. Greed makes Businesses and entrepreneurs strive to become richer, known and most of all powerful. The business structure of the world is based on competition. Look at Bunning’s for example; they could put all other tool and garden shops out of business with their 10% off any other competitor’s prices for the same product. This is a form of greed but as you can see it makes businesses want to better their products and at lower prices.
Technology is also getting more advanced through greed because Business’s like apple are always making improvements to make our lives easier with their phones and iPod’s and so we keep buying them knocking over all other phone and music player business’s and/or brands. Greed benefits people in many ways. As I said earlier it can make us strive for better technology , not only that, it can make us improve ourselves and be the best we can be and work our hardest to beat that competitor or other franchise. It makes us strive to succeed in life and live life to the fullest.
Greed can also be a negative; People are in poverty and dying because of starvation from greed and the government. Many people think that the rich should give to the poor to make everyone middle class families but in reality it helps keep the balance and cultural meaning to our lives and that’s why the government won’t help out all of the people in need. In conclusion greed comes in its forms of good and bad but good overrules the bad. Greed is not only about being rich and Power, it’s about striving for a better life and not letting anything stand in your way and that’s what makes a strong person.