Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
What's behind the mindset whereby individuals are unwilling to freely share basic needs to others such as food, shelter, medical care, etc.?
The following should provide some insight:
Parents and elementary school teachers have noticed that children reaching the
age of five to six show a new attitude towards their peers. Compliance and indiffe ...[text shortened]... nalysis.org/fileadmin/4editors/dokumente/GLE-Int/Forschung/The_phenomenon_of_greed.pdf
For a kick off, greed is not necessarily a bad thing, at least not in the way Ctrl Left busybodies would like to make out i.e. greed is bad for everyone other than the person being greedy. They've got it around the wrong way, Greed is an excessive desire and excessive anything is not good by definition. But greed can be a great motivator. And the other problem is the subjective; 'excessive'. As evidenced by the last election many on the left have an excessive desire to be whiny bytches.
...but excessive? by whose standard?
Almost any collector could be said to greedy, who really needs more than five Barbie dolls, but there are people out there that devote hours to tracking down and purchasing more and more Barbie dolls, they're greedy right. Now calm down Ctrl Left freaks, don't start dreaming up a maximum Barbie regulation or Barbie tax, that's not my point here.
Other people have an excessive desire to be the fastest or jump the highest, they pursue these goals single mindedly, would you call this person greedy? would you like to hobble them in some way for being faster than others? (That was rhetorical BTW, I'm afraid that some Ctrl Freaks might answer in the affirmative)
So if a few more kids had an excessive desire to go outside and build stuff instead of an excessive desire to sit on the couch and play video games that might not be a bad thing.