We're accused of being greedy, only in it for the money, etc.
We're told that we should be more content, and grateful for what we already have.
People ask us why we're doing what we're doing, because life is meant to be enjoyed- not worked away.
But I was thinking this morning that I think you can actually be a little bit of both.
We should be grateful for what we have, because billions of people don't even have clean food and water- much less the internet, cars, video games, books, etc.
But at the same time- a little bit of greed is what makes humans different. Being a little greedy- wanting just a little more than what we have- is what makes technology and knowledge progress.
If nobody ever grew businesses, invented new things, and took business risks then where would humanity be today?
Or look at elite athletes. If they weren't constantly pushing themselves to bigger and greater things, we would have no idea that humans could run a mile in less than 4 minutes, or run ultrathons of 100+ miles.