Argumentative Essay On Greed

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We all want certain things, and sometimes greedy people want more than others. Like just about

everyone, I have been a greedy person, and have had greed. My greed is ordinary though it is my

motivator to go to college, get a better job, and truly succeed in life. I believe greed is good and bad

because it can bring out the worst in people, but others it truly drives them to just be successful, happy

people. I hope to describe how greed is something that just about everyone has and what effect it has

on others.

The Merriam-Webster online encyclopedia defines greed as “ A selfish desire to have more of

something especially money.” First of all, greed is a source that leads to crime. Normally, greed is the

motive behind almost all
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Some people have trouble controlling their greed, and it ends up

controlling them.

Greed is a great factor for motivation. Without greed, there would be no want or desire to do

anything productive. People would be satisfied with whatever they had, and it wouldn 't matter to them

as long as they had the basic necessity’s to survive. If you are greedy, then you are a motivated person,

and will do whatever it takes to get what you truly desire, which is generally money. Yes, greed is good

in sensible amounts as it will help you achieve what you want, and do better in life.

Greed is bad if you take what you want without earning it. There have been many cases of

greedy people stealing from the average Joe. Bernie Madoff is a prime example of taking greed to an

incomprehensible level, intentionally stealing billions of dollars from unknowing investors. He was the

mastermind of the biggest ponzi scheme in American History. It 's possibly he stole money simply for

the fun of it, or maybe the thought of being able to get away with this greedy act was too tempting. The

bottom line is, either way Bernie Madoff still got caught, and it appears it was greed combined with

the love of other people 's

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