Is the Trait of Being "Greedy" Always a Bad Thing?
"Greed" is one of the seven deadly sins. Considered a devastating emotional trait that has led to countless murders throughout history, betrayal, family breakdowns and a breeding ground for the criminally minded. Doesn't sound too good so far. But must it always have connotations with negativity leading to those mentioned damaging outcomes?
Well, no. In fact, if kept in check, it can actually be turned into a valuable positive for everybody. The most popular interpretation of the term "greed" usually comes coupled with an indirect inference with another strong emotion. That being "envy". Meaning not only do you wish to take possession of what is perceived as lacking and others possess, but in certain cases, seeing out their ultimate failure too. So, being able to eradicate the latter personality trait from your mind, leaves only one's pure core desires at hand. And channelled properly, has all sorts of positive effects. I find one such area where this seems to carry a lot of weight is in the game of crypto.
Because, at the end of the day, these markets boil down to a game we're all playing collectively. I mean, life itself can be described as one long and drawn out game. But I digress. Lets look at the digital asset that is Steem, for example. It's built upon a stake-based system, setup in a manner so as the more of the coin you own, the more advantages are garnered. Our voting capacities increase, levels of influence on the platform swells and, hopefully in the end, the value of the currency itself will sky rocket in the future. Well, the potential is there, anyways. But it is nonetheless potential founded in sound logic and forward-thinking.
So, looking at just these variables as they stand, it makes perfect sense to act "greedy" when earning or investing in Steem. Treat the journey with respect, including factors like time-limitations as well as you individually tailored financial strategies. All with a means to, in essence, "climb the hierarchical ladder" as high as possible within those specified guidelines and rules set by yourself. I mean, even feelings of "desperation" in your aspirations to maximise on this golden opportunity and accumulate as much Steem as you can. Is that a bad thing? I think not, given the highly probable perceived outcome of your actions. And this is not only limited to Steem, but crypto in general, and from there on, numerous other facets of your life.
I see honed "greed" as a very important part of striving to excel in being the best you can be. Let others do as they wish if it does not impede your progress in any way, shape or form. Emotions themselves are one of the most powerful tool-sets present in your psychological armoury, to attaining true greatness and wealth.
Implement the good, separate the bad. It's a winning combination that "will" ultimately bring you success in all aspects of your life!