Monday, January 12, 2009
This is something that I've kicked around in my head for a awhile and i wasn't 100% sure about it. I've often pondered whether or not greed is a phenomenon found in nature or is it just in the nature of mankind? Are there instances or examples of animals or insects exhibiting this behavior? I think it would be easier to understand if I just knew that it was a part of all life, not just us. I think it is a large piece of what I believe holds us back as human beings. We do show some glimpses of a pack mentality, but not the glimpses where we sacrifice and do what is best for the pack; but the glimpses where we leave the weak to deal with things on their own. We often try to chalk that up to, "Survival Of The Fittest". I think it's just a by-product of greed. Our greed isn't even based in self-preservation. I think as humans are instincts have shifted from self-preservation to self-advancement. We hoard money, food, land, and even time. I'm not sure if we all understand, but there is enough for everyone. It is a hard concept to grasp, but THERE IS ENOUGH OF EVERYTHING FOR EVERYONE. Trust me. I ask you all that are reading this to try and see if you can observe instances in nature that show greed. If you can't, accept that it is a man-made condition. If you accept that it is a man-made condition, do what you can to reverse it. But that's just my opinion though, and who the hell am I?