Recognising the Damage Done By Greed.

And how to undo it

Frederick Bott


It seems to be becoming more apparent to many of us, the damage done by greed.

But still it might seem difficult to recognise exactly what has been its consequence, and what needs to be done to undo the harm, if that is even possible.

Firstly to begin recognising it, we need to start by examining ourselves, to identify where it has driven us personally in life, and where it might still be driving us.

That can be quite a painful process, with real risks of alienating ourselves from many of the things and even people we’ve grown to love, and sometimes even our financial and physical security.

So it is not a small task, and requires care to ensure those we love can be brought along without causing upset to them also.

But it comes with great rewards. Rewards greater than we might ever have imagined were possible.

After we’ve successfully made that journey, we see the world through different eyes.

With those new eyes, we see a different light on all things, like the things we’d come to accept as history, where those things were actually built on greed, and where even the historical account itself was built on greed.

Something that becomes apparent, is that nothing truly substantial or successful is ever built on it.

So when we see things that were truly substantial or successful, being dismissed or painted as failures, or trivialised by popular historical account, we recognise that it is the historical account itself which is built on greed.

The popular accounts on things like various religions, previous civilisations, and their artifacts, like the pyramids.

Rome is taught to us as an example of strong society, because it lasted a thousand years.

But a thousand years is nothing in the history of humanity, and the reason that Rome failed was obviously greed.

And, as we seem to be repeating many of the failures of Rome, but in a much shorter time, we have to conclude that much of our current society is built on, and endangered by the very same thing that destroyed Rome.

In fact, we start to realise that possibly every civilisation failure in history was probably down to greed.