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Greed

October 20th, 2009 3 comments

“Money doesn’t change men, It merely unmasks them. If a Man is naturally selfish or greedy, the Money brings that out, that’s all.” – Henry Ford

These days I’ve been experiencing life as opposed to just living it. To be honest a lot of it is unpleasant.
Actually, that’s not true, It’s not life that’s unpleasant its some of the people that i bump into that make it seem like that. Life by itself is very beautiful.

This is a personal rant and might be boring and will be very very very non-specific because i know that the person towards whom this post is directed is never going to read it. The person assumes that they are beyond such things and have better things to do in life.

I really don’t have any objections to how somebody wants to live their life. Though I’d love to not be judgemental, But I’d be lying if i said that I am not.

There’s this person, “person” because i will definitely puke if i associate the word friend with that entity, who I’ve known for a while. I’ve had the opportunity of knowing this person and through this association i have also known how their life has panned out in the last few years. I have also seen the transformation and Today was a revelation to the extent of that transformation. The transformation hasn’t just been in terms of greed but in overall demeanor. From a normal person to somebody who is arrogant and stuck up, somebody totally full of themselves and so money minded that i can see “$” in their eyes even without trying.
I don’t have a problem with a miser, a miser looks to save his own money by scrounging on something and denying himself that thing.

But i positively despise a leech. A leech is a parasite who feeds off others. Yes, thats a brilliant way to describe this person. A Slimy Leech.

To be honest it would be an insult for the leech to relate this person to a leech. I can safely say that i haven’t seen such a specimen ever before in my life and i hope to god that i don’t ever come across one again.

The only sad thing is that till now i used to live my life thinking that people are inherently honest, truthful and have integrity and morals. This one person will change that outlook for a while to come and will make me wary in general. I’ve tried to convince myself that it really isn’t necessary to generalise because of one person. But that will probably take a while to sink in.

To end with, the Mahatma again got it right,

“There is enough in the world for every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.”