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Greed as Catalyst? (Thoughts on Greed)

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Most of us have been told by our parents when we were young:

"Don't be greedy, let others have some too"
"A Greedy person is never a good person"
"Do you want to eat while he's hungry?"

This just randomly popped up in my head. I started to think like, "Hey, greed might not be bad at all, provided that my greed doesn't involve hurting anyone"

I started to think that greed might be a motivator, a catalyst that is both good and bad. It all depends on your perspective.

Most people think of greed as, "Intense selfish desires". I think those selfish desires might just be the hidden foundations of all of our luxury wants.

Can I get some of your feedback on this? I think there might be something called "Entrepreneurial Greed" that can be defined as "The intense feeling of selfishness while being conscious that you have to provide value to satisfy those selfish desires."

This is just a thought, don't judge me, though I'd get some feedback on what you might have to say, reader.
 

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Greed = scarcity mindset.

If you're motivated to do something to improve your life without hurting others (you create win-win relationships) you aren't greedy.

A greedy person is someone who doesn't mind taking away from others to get more themselves (unless the others are competitors who don't serve the market as well as they could).
 

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Greed = scarcity mindset.

If you're motivated to do something to improve your life without hurting others (you create win-win relationships) you aren't greedy.

A greedy person is someone who doesn't mind taking away from others to get more themselves (unless the others are competitors who don't serve the market as well as they could).
Well, I guess I had the wrong definition of greed in mind. Basically what I thought wasn't greed.

I'm guessing in business, you don't have to feel bad about competitors when you take their bread and establish a monopoly.

I wouldn't hesitate on executing ideas rather than treat them as a sacred thing, sacred thing is execution that not everyone can pull off.
 

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Most of us have been told by our parents when we were young:

"Don't be greedy, let others have some too"
"A Greedy person is never a good person"
"Do you want to eat while he's hungry?"

This just randomly popped up in my head. I started to think like, "Hey, greed might not be bad at all, provided that my greed doesn't involve hurting anyone"

I started to think that greed might be a motivator, a catalyst that is both good and bad. It all depends on your perspective.

Most people think of greed as, "Intense selfish desires". I think those selfish desires might just be the hidden foundations of all of our luxury wants.

Can I get some of your feedback on this? I think there might be something called "Entrepreneurial Greed" that can be defined as "The intense feeling of selfishness while being conscious that you have to provide value to satisfy those selfish desires."

This is just a thought, don't judge me, though I'd get some feedback on what you might have to say, reader.
In my experience there are some owners of companies whose greed exceeds anything you could ever imagine! They do really well financially but once I find out who they are I avoid them.
 

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