Some time ago I saw a sticker that said: "Enough is never enough." That is exactly what greed is.

Greed is not simply the appreciation of money. It is not the appreciation of things or the accumulation of things. It is not the extravagance because the extravagance is relative. If you have more than one pair of shoes and two coats, you are already extravagant for most of the world.

Greed is crazy, uncontrolled desire; it is consumption out of control. Greed is being eaten by some desire.

As you can see, greed gives possessions permission to possess you. And in doing so, greed becomes the cancer of contentment. He slowly consumes his victims, replacing contentment with an insatiable desire for money and material possessions. In short, greed is the love of money.

A few years ago, one of the largest polls ever conducted in all of history asked people What would you be willing to do for $ 10 million?

The 3% said that they would be willing to put their children up for adoption (knowing some children I was not surprised).

The 16% said that he would abandon his spouse.

The 25% said that for $ 10 million he would leave his family forever.

The 23% said that for 10 million dollars they were prostitutes for a week.

In another survey, the amount was $ 1 million.

The 65% said they would live on a desert island alone for a year.

The 30% said they would spend 6 months in jail for a crime they did not commit.

For $ $ 3,000 - The 24% (1 of 4 people) said they would reveal the deepest, darkest secret of their best friend even though they swore by heaven and earth that they would not tell anyone.

For $ $500 - The 66% said it would kiss a complete stranger on the lips.

For $ $50 - 3 out of 4 people said they would kiss a frog. (I would kiss a frog for $ $50, wouldn't you?)

Greed is very common and the parameters of what we will do and by how much are rooted in our love of money. As you can see, from the love of money comes fraud, lies, theft, betrayal, and deception.

The Greek historian and essayist, Plutarch, said: “Drink quenches thirst, food satisfies hunger; but gold never quenches greed ”.

Jorge Cota
CVC The Voice