Nobody likes to be called greedy, although it can be part of many people’s personalities. But nobody wants to be singled out for filling their plate and leaving other people starving … Or nobody wants to show how they prefer someone to die to collect the inheritance. Nobody likes to be that kind of person, and if they are, they hide. But is there a silver lining to being selfish?

The avarice breaks the bag

When someone is uncomfortable with their personal safety, their anxiety can manifest itself through greed or greed. This anxiety may have been caused by childhood trauma or neglect. For example, if someone grows up without having had to eat, they can accumulate food in their future and become obsessed so that they do not lack in the fridge, even if later they do not eat just what they have or end up throwing the food in the trash because it gets bad .

In addition to anxiety, many greedy people have self – esteem issues .  A child who doesn’t get enough attention becomes the adult who wants to be the center of attention all the time. People who are not sure what they want out of life can end up with Diogenes Syndrome. Things are not a substitute for being loved, but the person may feel a temporary sense of comfort in material possessions.

You may have noticed in society how greed is on the rise, especially in people who have the most. Nobody likes to find out that someone else is greedy.

Taking too much harms others

Taking more than you need may not sound too bad, but greed breaks the bag and is also negative for others. What happens when there is going to be a storm and people must be at home without going out? People panic and instead of buying what they need, they empty the shelves of the stores … And if someone is late, they cannot buy anything because others have taken it before. Greed can make society grow on an economic level, but on a human level, it becomes poorer.

When a person only thinks of having more and more, they will be missing the richness of life because they will never be satisfied and after getting what they want, they will be thinking of getting more. There are greedy people who deceive others to get what they want, they may even say that they are doing it to help others, but in reality they only want benefits.

The silver lining of greed

Greed or greed can have a positive purpose if you know how to approach it, it can be a form of motivation to achieve good goals in your life, both on a personal, social or work level. In that case we would be talking about ambition.

Altruism is the best force for creating positive change, but it takes time to develop. Greed fits easily with consumerism. Our society is built on and supported by greedy behavior, whether we like it or not. The search for more and better things has led societies to the highest levels of achievement.

Societies that try to function without greed and hierarchy dissolve into chaos. Having a hierarchy naturally causes inequality, but people with the most power often take actions that improve our lives. 

So you will have to be honest with yourself, are you a greedy person? If so, and you do not control your impulses, you may end up having problems with the people around you and even with the law. If you are greedy, it does not have to be bad for you if you know how to approach it in a positive way in your life to achieve better goals, within a correct behavior and thinking as much about yourself, as about others. 

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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