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Postby Woodsman » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:58 pm

Is greed good or bad or what even does it mean to you?

I used Wikipedia and found an answer that seems incomplete.

What are your opinions about greed in general?
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Re: Greed

Postby ktrout » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:55 pm

I think it's a natural emotion. Part of our natural desire to survive and procreate. How much greed are we talking about?
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Postby el3so » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:16 pm

Greed is good. At least it would be, if I could get anyone in Vault City to read my economic data.
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Re: Greed

Postby Fansy » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:46 pm

I used Wikipedia and found an answer that seems incomplete.


lol
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Re: Greed

Postby Woodsman » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:04 pm

Fansy wrote:
I used Wikipedia and found an answer that seems incomplete.


lol



Yeah I know, but seriously - you got to start somewhere.
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Re: Greed

Postby Dabbi » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:59 am

Like most things in life it is good up to a point.
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Re: Greed

Postby HockeyGuy » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:59 pm

Greed comes from Greedy which I find surprising as most derived words come from the root word...not the other way around. So "Y" as the suffix was removed.

Here is a derivation of the word in it's complete sense:
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=greedy

I suppose you can make a better supposition if you started with when the word was initially used...
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Re: Greed

Postby Kurt » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:43 am

If evil is corrupted good then greed would be corrupted ambition. One would have to determine the harm caused by the ambition to determine if it was "greed".
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Re: Greed

Postby Fansy » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:47 pm

i wasnt knockin your usage. i use it the same way. it was just funny to me how many times i've held the same sentiment in my brain regarding a given topic and wikipedia. i should have been more transparent in my expression of humor - it was irony not contempt.
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Re: Greed

Postby AztecDave » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:27 pm

Woodsman wrote:Is greed good or bad or what even does it mean to you?

I used Wikipedia and found an answer that seems incomplete.

What are your opinions about greed in general?



depends if you're on the getting or receiving end. all a matter of perspective, i'd say.
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Re: Greed

Postby Woodsman » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:39 am

Fansy wrote:i wasnt knockin your usage. i use it the same way. it was just funny to me how many times i've held the same sentiment in my brain regarding a given topic and wikipedia. i should have been more transparent in my expression of humor - it was irony not contempt.

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Re: Greed

Postby Mikethehack » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:19 pm

Greed is one of my favourite seven deadly sins. But some of the others are sexier.
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Re: Greed

Postby ktrout » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:25 am

Mikethehack wrote:Greed is one of my favourite seven deadly sins. But some of the others are sexier.

I guess some might think of the seven deadly sins as a bucket list.
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Re: Greed

Postby Wildrunner2011 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:19 am

I think the word "Greed" best describes the state of mind we are in when we have made ourselves a "slave" to a want/desire.

Woodsman wrote:Is greed good or bad or what even does it mean to you?

I used Wikipedia and found an answer that seems incomplete.

What are your opinions about greed in general?
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Re: Greed

Postby Woodsman » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:46 am

Wildrunner2011 wrote:I think the word "Greed" best describes the state of mind we are in when we have made ourselves a "slave" to a want/desire.

Woodsman wrote:Is greed good or bad or what even does it mean to you?

I used Wikipedia and found an answer that seems incomplete.

What are your opinions about greed in general?

That is a very accurate statement, and I'd have to
Say about as good of a description as I have heard - many thanks wild runner!
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