To be simple, greed is an egoistic desire to possess more than one (or even two, three, four, etc.) needs. Greed is what turns the most honest human beings into murderers. Greed turned the lands full of rich resources into the poorest places on the globe. In other words, from the first years of our lives we’re taught that greed is bad and one should never practice it in his/her life.
When you get an assignment to write an essay on greed, you may be 100% sure that you’re lucky! The thing is, the topic you are going to discuss is a broad field to work with and no matter what side you’re going to approach it from; the final result will be good enough to be marked with an “A+”!
So, it’s time to choose the essay topic.
Picture a perfect world where there’s no place for greed. Would it be comfortable to live side by side with others if everyone would be as caring as Mother Theresa was? Provide several touching quotes that were once said by Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. For instance: “There is much suffering in the world – physical, material, mental. The suffering of some can be blamed on the greed of others. The material and physical suffering is suffering from hunger, from homelessness, from all kinds of diseases. But the greatest suffering is being lonely, feeling unloved, having no one. I have come more and more to realize that it is being unwanted that is the worst disease that any human being can ever experience”.
The other point to be considered as the essay topic is the humankind progress and its origin. As we can say, greed has provided the modern society with better, faster, more convenient service and, of course, progress. Moreover, thousands of billionaires have created themselves on the basis of greed. Try to ponder over why greed is usually associated with pure evil? As an example, refer to the famous capitalists like John D. Rockefeller and Cornelius Vanderbilt, who usually are depicted as the natives of hell. Conduct a little of research to find out why they are often called the “robber barons”. A simple hint for you: they weren’t born barons, they both came from poor families, moreover, they didn’t take a penny forcibly from anyone else. Vanderbilt made his fortune by producing faster, bigger ships while Rockefeller got rich by selling oil.
The other example of a really greedy individual – Bill Gates, – is known as the richest person on the globe and still he tends to pursue more and more wealth. It is highly important to mention the fact that just because this guy has more than 40 billion dollars does not mean than the whole world has lost the same sum of money. Make sure to state that he has successfully generated more wealth for other people as well. His products provided people with an opportunity to save money and time and gave new places for work for the rest of the world. To conclude the essay, one can mention that the motives behind the rich people deeds can be called “greed”, but in order to touch the sky, they had to give us a lot!