Greed is bad because the distribution of wealth never reaches the poor. People who are born poor have a little chance to improve their life. When the poor starts a family they can't provide. They also face inferior education, which continues the vicious circle. Being poor is a bad struggle.
That sounds selfish and harmful to others, but it does not require that other people are hurt to serve one’s happiness (Lander University, 2009, para. 1-5). In the case study. Police Brutality in New Orleans. No police officers were prosecuted or sanctioned administratively, largely due to the “code of silence” amongst the officer in the death of a young black kid, Adolph Archie. Who fitted the description of a suspect who killed a white officer (Case Study 1.1, March 1990). It appears that the officers did not investigate Mr. Archie’s whereabouts during the commission of the crime but instead wanted to arrest someone for the crime. Mr. Archie had the right to a speedy trial and protection from cruel and usual punishment, but New Orleans failed to protect him due to being concerned with their
As humans we strive to live in a utopian environment, free of elements of aggression, greed, and violence. Most of us try to live a healthy and satisfying life, gaining from opportunities that we have sought and worked hard for. We take life as it comes, and we accept the challenges and difficulties that life puts out as we continue on no matter how hard it gets. However, there are a multitude of people who tend to think that life is just too hard and that they should be handed everything on a silver platter. Greed and violence begin to factor into their life as they continue in their set ways. They think that the world should revolve around their every need and that life is unbearably hard and unjustly unfair. These
Indifference to the suffering of others keeps humanity divided. As Elie Wiesel said in “The Perils of Indifference”, “[Indifference] benefits the aggressor -- never his victim, whose pain is magnified when he or she feels forgotten” (2). When one sees a victim suffering, one may be indifferent to the victim’s sufferings. This diminishes the hope that the victim once saw and had, because without anyone showing concern for their sufferings, victims can believe that even their own humanity has betrayed them. This in turn creates a lack of trust among
Greed negatively affects the world, including America. In America, greed is responsible for large chief executive officer salaries, outsourcing, and corruption inside police departments and government. Greed is defined a selfish and excessive desire for more of something than is needed, like money or expensive items ( "Greed Definition”). Greed has caused outrageous corporate scandals that fill our newspapers and has produced rash tax cuts that have given money to the rich and in effect taken it away from the poor (Greeley). This is shown most importantly, by the insane ratio of a CEO salary to a worker's salary, companies outsourcing to other countries like China because it is cheaper, and lastly the money police and politicians taken because
The article by Thomas Cassidy, points out the instrumental role that greed plays in the modern corporation. Modern Economists have always seen greed as not only a necessary element in the corporate environment, but as also a vital part of the successful evolution of a public company. As the article points out, “Economists from Adam Smith to Milton Friedman have seen greed as an inevitable and, in some ways, desirable feature of capitalism. In a well regulated and well balanced economy, greed helps to keep the system expanding”.
Often people expect the cosmos surrounding themselves to shape to their will. They want parents, siblings, friends, teachers, coworkers, and significant others to manufacture happiness around them. The weight and the blame always belongs to the people in their lives. All too recurrently society finds scapegoats. People declare that because they were given this extensive project that the teacher demolished their weekend, or because a coworker slacked off it ruined that shift and their performance at work. In the end, individual happiness is not on anyone else's shoulders. When humanity waits for others to clean up a mess, give attention, buy trinkets or otherwise create happiness and make life generally smoother, where ultimately they do not have to put in the drudgery to deliver joy on their own and they lose all control the happiness in question. As Voltaire wrote in Candide “We must cultivate our own gardens” (113 Voltaire). We are the ones responsible for our own destinies. We have to
It is easy to turn a blind eye when faced with the misfortune of others, but where must one draw the line? Neal Shusterman, in his novel Unwind, delves deep into this ethical dilemma, forcing readers to question the role morals play in their own lives, as well as the extent to which greed affects their daily activity. There are too many circumstances in which people decide to “look the other way” rather than take action against social injustices, and greed largely contributes to the development of these mindsets and the behaviors that result from them. In today’s society, greed acts as one of the most dominant influences that interferes with a person’s morality.
Turn on the evening news and listen to the stories of businessmen exploiting the markets for personal gain, celebrities and athletes receiving huge contracts worth millions of dollars, and politicians jabbing each other with condescending and negative remarks left and right and you'll believe that we live in a world of greedy, power hungry people. Shut the television off and take a walk outside and you may ponder what type of world we truly live in.
It 's that kind of thinking that keeps me from truly enjoying life. When I fail to see the rough aspects in others lives, it not only makes them, but also me, feel frustrated as well.
Because we are taught to only care about ourselves, we are highly apathetic about others, especially those that we do not have direct contact with. We simply do not care about the conditions that other people live in, how or whether they eat, or whether they have a dry, safe place to sleep at night. As long as how others live does not affect us, we have no reason to care, because society teaches us that we are the only ones that matter. As long as we are happy, we don’t have to care about anybody else. Even if we are not happy, we only need to care about others just enough to get them to give us
As human beings we can be selfish and we do not really care about matters that have little to do with our lives or affect us in a major way, which is why problems that affect us as a
Humans are extremely greedy and selfish creatures. Whether or not someone is single, there will always be people who try to get what, and who they want, even at the expense of others. We as humans are naturally attracted to each other, and have many different techniques for showing romantic or sexual interest. In the movie, Fatal Attraction, featuring Glenn Close as Alex, a woman who suffers from borderline personality disorder, shows a possible example of what can happen when one person pursues someone who is in a relationship, and how an affair can lead to disaster. The act of intruding on a couple’s relationship by wooing one of the individuals is called “Mate Poaching.” Although it hasn’t always been called “mate poaching”, the act has
How many of us, truly speaking, would want a colleague to hit the jackpot, or a lottery? Many would secretly wish, Oh God! Please, see that he does not get it. How many would be sincere in congratulating the neighbor’s son who has done better in the school than their own children? Here is one confession. When you ask a simple man a very simple question how much happy he feels about life, the answer is: “I am happy as I am, no problem; but as soon as my neighbor hits lottery, I feel unhappy.” That explains human