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December 18, 2010
May 24, 2011 6:40 PM
I agree to bea
A great Rabbi once said that every trait, every midah, can be used for the good or for the bad.
i think this rule applies to greed as well.
a person can use greed as a motivator to accomplish or as a motivator to destroy.
January 19, 2011 8:46 PM
Of course it is
Without greed people wouldnt wake up to work wouldnt have any dreams to chase n would be stock in knowledge,money,love
.Like everything it has to be moderated.
December 28, 2010 6:48 PM
Greed is never good, but is moves economy forward
The contrast between greed and reasonable interest is the excessive or unsatiable magnitude of the former... However, according to Adam Smith "Wealth of Nations", it is the greed of business and men that drives the advancement of nation's economy...
Keith, Woking. UK,
December 27, 2010 9:54 PM
Q: "Can Greed Ever be Good?"
December 22, 2010 11:38 PM
There is no good or bad, just the way it's used
There was nothing in the world created for no reason or purely as bad. Every "bad" character trait can be used for the good; greed can be used to push a person to greater acheivements, as one person mentioned. A person who has no greed or desire for money has no desire to work to obtain it, and society/economy collapses. That's the basis of a proper, capitalistic economy (and capitalism works much better than communism for that reason).
December 21, 2010 8:37 PM
glorifying an anti-semite ?
greed is not good. the ends do not justify the means. one must do the right thing the right way. two wrongs do not make a right. AND OLIVER STONE IS AN ANTI-SEMITE, do your homework ! ! !
December 21, 2010 7:00 PM
To be greedy is to covet. Covetousness is never good. Studying Torah, chesed, tsadaka and the joy in all three are beyond good. They are great. Being able to recognize a fault in ones self, identify it as "yetzer jumped out and loshon hora flowed" helps a person to grow. The shocking thing is that it can happen and a person might have thought it would not happen. To me, after yetzer jumped and loshon flowed of course I apologized but also realized that to be that angry is a form of covetousness. It is best to leave all coveted things and attitudes alone no matter how much one may be attached to a particular way of reacting due to circumstances beyond one's control. Just because something is long held in the "reaction pool" does not mean that a person has to go for a swim. It is never in season for that so greed is not good. Something so negative can never be good, at least for my simple mind :)
December 21, 2010 6:02 PM
Greed just is.
Greed is neither good nor bad. It is just one element of the human condition and has been so since creation. It can be bad when one steals from another to satisfy that greed. But greed also shows up in one's willingness to advance in life. If there were no such predilection in the human spirit, no one would go to work, all progress would come to a halt and we would just lay down and die.
December 21, 2010 5:31 PM
That's terrible! When a society is built on the basis of the idea that as much as you can grab is yours, feelings become worthless, values become worthless, and eventually human life becomes worthless.
David S. Levine,
December 21, 2010 4:42 PM
It is an outrage that you give the israel bashing dirtbag Oliver Stone any space on this website. Shame on you indeed!
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