Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Greed is getting me down

Greed is good. Or so, it’s been said. It’s been proven wrong. Sadly, Gordon Gekko has been copied, emulated, dreamed up and re-incarnated a million times since (and a billion times before) he first walked across the silver screen. Where were the warnings before it all fell apart back in ’08?

The warnings were there and it didn’t fall apart in ’08. The Fall came long, long ago. Now money has become one of our most revered gods. Even as we struggle to get our governments, businesses and banks in line with regard to money, what are we doing to start at home? Canadian consumer debt is not getting better in fact it is getting worse. We are not taking warnings, we are losing the greed battle. Is it any better anywhere else?


welcome to my world of poetry said...

My mother always told me money is not everything, one can be weathly if you have respect and friends,and of course honesty.


Ruth said...

It's bad everywhere. Consumer debt falls in the US and people buy less stuff so the government tells us to spend to help the economy. People feel better about the economy and use credit more. I am just trying to get out of the debt I have. Forget taking on more than I have to.

Arlee Bird said...

I'm not overly optimistic about the future as it lies in the hands of man. There is a better day coming.

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Bethie said...

It takes personal responsibility to end the problem with greed. We don't have enough people at all levels to say no, I don't need or want that.

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

It's not easy when all the publicity is telling you to spend. It's also difficult to teach kids that (1) not everyone has what they have (if they're lucky, as our grandchildren are) and (2) they don't need everything they see. I'm okay at resisting some consumer temptation but less so at other things: books and tech toys are my weaknesses.