Angelica Elle Abarca
Sunday, January 31, 2010
This article from Psychology Today analyzes greed, and how greed stems from being selfish. We are all taught that being selfish is something negative, but the article raises a very interesting question, can selfishness sometimes be a good thing? Is it possible to be selfish without being greedy? If someone has a strong sense of themselves, strong morals and ethics, they are selfish in the sense that they want to better themselves as an individual. This type of person is not going to be easily swayed by negative influences. They care too strongly about their own self worth, so to speak, than to give into something materialistic (money, drugs etc). Take for example recent events on the national, the greed of wall street. To be a wall street banker, you have to be willing to be vicious to get to the top. Not everyone can be as ruthless as a wall street banker. It is when we lose sight of ourselves, that we fall into the downward spiral of greed.
By elleohelle @ Sunday, January 31, 2010