Thursday, 3 March 2011

Greed is good

Is it? Is it really?  Do we teach it? encourage it? revere it? 

Greed takes hold of weak people and twists them into snarling sociopaths, shaped like human beings but missing some vital components of human existence such as;  integrity, community, ethics.  

It is possible, initially, to be conned by the facsimile of humanity as it is presented but scratch the surface and that shell, which echoes with the cries of futility, stands bare in front of you.  Any endeavour, whatever its nature, will ultimately fail if it has at its core a selfish desire. The tragedy of the commons is no apocryphal parable, it is not solely an ancient moral, it is a truism.  It is a breach of a fundamental tenet of our existence that some amongst us defile to the detriment of all. 

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