Wanting more is a disease!
One only has to see these multibillionaires to see that. It is addictive. They can never get enough to satisfy their lust for more. It is more addictive than crack cocaine. They will destroy rainforests, exploit millions of people, pollute, cut pay, cut health and safety for workers, cause death and misery, and destroy the planet in order to accumulate more wealth when they already have more than they could ever spend.
One only has to look at the politicians. There is no end to their lust for power. They will start wars, invade countries, spread lies, create division and foster hatred in order to gain more power.
This operates on every level – from sports people, Rock stars and Movie stars to the caretakers and clerks.
There is an element of self-worth. We all seem to think we are worth more and compare ourselves to others around us. We swim in different pools and only compare ourselves to our fellows of similar fortune and above.
It is no good someone in a poor council flat with indoor loos, central heating, wall to wall carpet, plentiful food, TV and warm clothes comparing their lifestyle with that of Kings from long ago who had to endure cold, cold water washes, seasonal food and dank castles. The comfort they now live in is superior to that of Kings. But they compare themselves to millionaires instead and dream of winning the lottery, driving sports cars and living in a mansion with a swimming pool. While Rock and Film stars have their mansions, swimming pools and sports cars and find it is not enough. They want more.
When will people ever be satisfied? Can anybody ever get enough wealth, power and status or must we destroy the world trying?