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A Tale of Greed and its Unwelcome Consequences

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Topics: Tale, Greed, Lessons

Have you ever had the feeling that something you were doing was doing more harm than good? I do, all the time.

There are many different things we can do to improve our lives. But there are also many things that can do more harm than good. Let me share with you a very short story of a story about greed, and how it can lead to unwanted consequences. This is the story of the bear and the gold:

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“Once upon a time there was a bear who lived in the Middle East. He loved to eat berries, and every morning he would leave his cave to do just that. One day he decided to leave his caves to eat some berries but on his way he found something that made him stop: a cave filled with gold! Not just gold but also rocks and other treasures. The bear was tempted by all of the gold and rocks in the cave so he ate all those golds, berries and treasures so much that it was hard for him to walk. He had to lie down and rest all day long. The bear became fat and unhealthy, unable to move in his cave because he was too heavy. Eventually, the bear died of starvation.”


What did this story teach you? Well, it taught me that there are things we can do that may do us more harm than good! We all have our own ideas of what's right, but sometimes they're not always right for us—and that's okay.

If you have ever wondered why bears hibernate and not humans, it is because bears are greedy. We can easily hear this story as a cautionary tale: do not get too greedy if you want to live a long life. This is an easy lesson to learn, but it's one we often forget. It is easy to think that our only problem with greed is when it leads us to overeat or overspend on things we don't need (or want). But what about when we are so focused on making money that we neglect our health? What about when we become obsessed with acquiring wealth and power and never stop to see how much damage our obsession has caused? Maybe many would say it's a sense of purpose or a sense of direction, or maybe it's just a feeling of fulfillment. But no matter what it is, I've got news for you: it's all because of greed.

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Greed can be defined as an intense desire for something that is not yours. It can be money, power, or fame. There are many ways to get this "something"—but only one way to end up with nothing: by giving everything up for it!

If you have ever been tempted by greed, this may explain why: since greed has no limit, there's always more than enough for everyone else to have as well. But if everyone had their own greedy desires, then none of us would be happy or fulfilled. So when we see someone else with a lot of stuff or money or power…well, we want some too! But what happens when our greedy desires take over? We start losing control over our lives and

You see, greed is one of the most powerful forces in the world—and it can be found anywhere. It lurks in every corner and waits to take over your life if you let it. And there's no way to fight against greed once it has taken hold—unless you know how to stop yourself from being greedy in the first place!

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So how do you do that? By learning how to recognize when greed rears its ugly head, and how to deal with it before it gets out of control.

The best way to start fighting against greed is by developing a greater sense of empathy for other people and by practicing self-discipline. The first step toward stopping yourself from being greedy is learning how to empathize with other people's feelings and needs. The second step is practicing self-discipline by setting aside a portion of your income for savings or other investments that will benefit you in the long run.

It can be difficult at first, but if you stick with it, you'll find that it becomes easier and easier to manage your finances without giving into greed.


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I admit i have been greedy but we always been dreaming of a better life for our children .. Anyways, that might be another excuse for my greediness

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2 months ago

Greed is a disease that ruins human existence, its Ill fate is seen in wars, chaos , robbery and brutal killing of people

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2 months ago

You're right! It leads to different problems.

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2 months ago

I ah e heard a similar story but with a fox. Its true greed kills us, one way or another.

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2 months ago

I'm looking forward to read the story of the fox. I haven't read it yet.

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