Originally Posted by olyve
Originally Posted by numan
Modern Westerners, and especially brainwashed American consumers, often fall for the line that is constantly being pushed at them, that their lives will only be complete if they have more of this, that, and the other thing.
I agree with that.
I also believe that with wealth comes the responsibility to give back to the society that enabled said wealth.

As far as I am aware, greed is not restricted to the human animal. I also believe that greed has existed among humans for a time period that extends far into the distant past and across many cultures. And, for those reasons, I personally do not conclude that the origin of greed in humans is entirely attibutable to social brainwashing.

"It's not a lie if you believe it." -- George Costanza
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves. --Bertrand Russel