There is a little too much greed going on in society. My definition of greed is when a limitless person selfishly wants something and the obsessive addictions is that enough is never enough. The dictionaries definition is ‘an inordinate or insatiable longing, especially for wealth, status, and power.’ People do not realize that greed concentrated too much on earthly thoughts. People think the need of wanting something is just a thought, however if you continue to think about it, eventually the person will find a way to allow greed to take over the thoughts. Greed can make a man, but it can also destroy him ten times over.
Thomas Nagel, on the other hand, argues in his article “The Objective Basis of Morality” that being concerned about others is more important. Being selfish, for many people, is evil. By definition, selfishness is to be more concerned about yourself than others, but that would essentially make every living human being a “selfish” being. Selfishness is the key to happiness, according to Browne. Most of the population believes that putting others before oneself is key to happiness.
But that isn’t way the world works. Practically speaking, in the material world we live, money and power just became the fuel for it to advance. In fact the situation is this worse that money and power became the eyes with which human beings look at the world. Far more remorse is that this is happening with their conscience and not by some frantic reason. Everyone’s aim in life in today’s world has become just to earn money and become powerful.
in a selfish manner completely oblivious to the diseases that could be transmitted. Drugs were also selfishly abused and shared among Americans during this era, this also contributed to the spread of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. This greedy behavior proved fatal for thousands of people and left the survivors infected with the disease. Greed proved to be a big problem within this era as people were enjoying drugs, money, sex and fame excessively and created negative effects for future generations because of their pursuit for self-satisfaction. For example, most crimes that are committed are just for personal gain reason being people selfishly desire something that is not necessary nor theirs.
For example, the idea of wealth is great and if used correctly it can take people above and beyond in life allowing them to be successful but at the same time if wealth is in the wrong hands it can become corrupt and no longer a benefit to human society. This is all because every individual handles wealth differently. Some are thankful for it and use it in a good light making it good but others are tempted by it so much that they either throw it all away by gambling as an addiction to get more or they waste it doing things that are not good for their health
I agree with the author's theme and the way he showed it. Money is not everything its cracked up to be. Its nice to be able to have anything you want but there's always people trying to take that money away from you. If all people were honest, I believe much less people would be rich but that's another story. Kino was very honest and because he was, people tried to cheat him out of his riches.
The world we live in is consumed by money. It seem like people could never have enough, worry about the amount of money that they have, and sometimes spend it when really do not have it. Money is, without a doubt, a power thing that can control and ruin a person’s life if they let it. In First Timothy 6:10, Paul writes, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” Now obviously Paul is not saying that money in its self is evil but when someone loves it that is when evil things happen.
However, what is often over looked is how those who indulged themselves refused to accept the consequences of their actions. Instead, they hid behind their shield of money, which gave them the freedom and privilege to live a careless, and sometimes-unscrupulous lifestyle. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald uses the wild parties and other unruly actions of the rich to show how the more money one has in a society, the more privilege and freedom they have to get away with immoral and unethical things. The privilege of the rich is illustrated through the relationships of the main characters. Daisy Buchanan and Gatsby were formerly lovers but they had not seen each other for almost five years.
This act is not acceptable by most people, but what about if every body starts stealing can this act be justified or become right?according to Kant’s deontological moral theory, the rightness or wrongness of action does not depend on their consequence but on whether they fulfill our duty. As a result of this theory stealing in our case is justified simply because it satisfies the person desire to get thing that other people spend their own money to own. So if we accept the fact that steeling is not wrong then everybody will start doing it. As a result the society and civilization at large will be collapse. One could argue that the act of stealing is happening because the person is in need.
Instead of being generous and grateful, money can make someone hard and envious. This is what I think happened to the Loman’s, Willy in particular. His value of “personal attractiveness” was closely followed by success (meaning money,) and then that system blew up in his face. It’s an important lesson for the rest of us. Money isn’t everything, and it won’t (and can’t) always give you all you think you want.