THE GREED SICKNESS

PIC-Money

The title here almost says it all. There are people in this world whos main motivation, or SOLE motivation, for living is the acquisition of MORE MONEY. For them it’s not enough to have one mansion. They must have 10 mansions. Not enough to have one or two cars. They must have 30. Not enough to own a yacht. They must have 10. Not enough to have one billion dollars(1000 million). They must have 15! They will stop at nothing to acquire these kinds of riches. They have to be ruthless to accomplish this. They have to cheat wherever they can. They have to steal. Sometimes they kill for it. They will try to withhold as much of their money from the government at the expense of the indigent. Do they share much of it for public works to help the disadvantaged and poor? HELL NO! It is a sickness, I tell you. If you can’t work because you lost your legs and arms in a war, even though the super-rich themselves earn a fortune from that “industry”, TO HELL WITH YOU! They won’t help you. The charity is left to the rest of us who can only afford  to contribute 10 or 20 dollars because we hardly have enough to pay our rent every month. It is a real damnable sickness when you totally dismiss the woes and injustices pressed on the disadvantaged for the sake of acquiring more real estate, more buildings, more boats, planes, cars.

I believe these individuals are so motivated in this fashion because they lack the only thing that can really satisfy them, fill their life with happiness and contentment, sensitize them to the feeling of caring, compassion, fairness. And that is love. They very likely lacked it in their youth, in their growing years, and now in their mature years. Probably an emptiness they just cannot fill with anything, no matter how hard they try. They must lead a wretched life within all that money they have. I feel sorry for them in that sense.

The all pervasive Hate Syndrome of our world

Image

Very sad to say, it looks like the feeling of hatred is everywhere in the world. Between countries. Between races. Between ethnicities. Between men and women. Between parents and their children. Between children. Peoples disenfranchising each other, cheating each other, abusing each other, disrespecting each other, maiming each other, killing each other.

We Human Beings are all the same. We were all born prone to the same cruel vicissitudes of nature in this world we live in. And we all suffer from it. Earthquakes. Fires. Floods. Diseases. Old age. Death. We were all born with the same feelings inside, the same wants, the same needs. Save for the few who through a trick of nature or through psychological abuse became totally unfeeling and incapable of recognizing and respecting the feelings of others, we all want to be respected, we want to be treated with compassion and kindness, we want to be loved, we all want a safe place to live in,  we all want a secure roof over our heads, enough food to feed ourselves and our children.

Yet, despite that inescapable truth, the great masses of the world mistreat one another and discriminate against each other, conspire to take each others’ possessions from them, plot to destroy each other in any number of ways.

The great sages and would-be saviours of our societies keep coming at us in every age. Buddha, Ghandi, Jesus, Dalai Lama. They all tell us Love is The Way. Love thy neighbor. Respect nature, of which we are all a part. The Beatles sang it: “All You Need Is Love”. Crosby/Stills/Nash sang: “if you can’t be with the one you love, Love The One You Are With”. I believe it was Carol King who sang “Only love is real, everything else Illusion”. Someone else chimed “Love is The Answer”. It seems like they knew that this is the way to real happiness. Even the only way to real happiness. Nothing else really matters, does it? Yet, we persist in not learning the lesson. We persist in not believing it. We persist in our thinking that there are other things that will make us happy somehow. How ignorant we are. How misguided.

How glorious and satisfying and rewarding and joyful this whole planet could be if humanity shared all its resources and knowledge equally among the peoples. Just a wishful fancy in my head. Will probably never come to be. Selfish greed and egotism will keep winning and controlling societies ’till the end of time. Or more like ’till the end of Humanity, which, alas, may come sooner than we think.