By Nagamuthu Maheswaran on Dec. 14, 2020
Selfishness and Greed
There are many factors that prevent us from achieving success and excellence. One of such factors include selfishness and greed. Organizations and people who portray a selfish attitude should not expect to achieve growth. They tend to keep putting themselves
before others. Likewise, organizations and people who are greedy tend to always want more. They are usually never satisfied and always looking for more. Needs can be satisfied, but greed cannot. Greed can be compared to that of salt water as the more you drink, the thirstier you become. Greed is a result of low self-esteem, which can result in false pride and pretence. To get rid of greed, one must learn to live within their means and be satisfied. However, being content should not be confused with lack of ambition.
An example would be that of a wealthy farmer. He was once offered all the land he could walk in a day, as long as he returned to the starting point by sundown. In order to get a head start, he started covering the land early morning as he wanted to get as much land as possible. Even though he was tired, he continued all afternoon as he wanted to gain more land and wealth. Later that afternoon, he remembered the condition of coming back to the starting point by sundown in order receive the land and thus, started his journey to come back to the starting point. His greed of wanting more land was what gotten him very far from the starting point. He started to run faster and faster back to the starting point as sundown was approaching. He eventually reached the starting point before sundown, where he then collapsed and died. He was buried and at the end, all the land he needed was a small plot. This leads to the idea that whether the farmer was wealthy or not, any greedy person will have experienced such results and consequences.