Greed Is a Problem of the Heart

15 August, 2016

Greed, which is also known as avarice, is the tendency to be selfish, cheap and to hog everything for yourself. Someone who is greedy wants to have more than is necessary or more than they deserve, especially when it comes to money, riches, food or any other type of possession. Greed is also known as avarice.

Avarice is one of the seven deadly sins within the traditional Catholic church (the desire to please oneself with material acquisitions and possessions instead of trying to please God). Also in Buddhism, “desire” is one of the fundamental obstacles for enlightenment. You can’t walk down a path in search of happiness with a compulsive desire to acquire material things.