Greed lessens what is gathered.
It's always been this way. No matter what they tell me, I cannot rid myself of the notion that there is more than enough to go around.
Just because Gordon Gecko, The Wolf of Wall Street, said that, “Greed is good” doesn’t mean that view rings true to me.
We test people for alcohol; we test them for drugs. But “if we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, GREED, and love of power.” (P.J. O'Rourke) That might identify some of the real culprits.
E.M. Forester tells a wonderful story:
She had been so wicked that in all her life she had done only one good deed—given an onion to a beggar. So she went to hell. As she lay in torment she saw the onion, lowered down from heaven by an angel. She caught hold of it. He began to pull her up. The other damned saw what was happening and caught hold of it too. She was indignant and cried, "Let go—it’s my onion," and as soon as she said, "my onion," the stalk broke and she fell back into the flames.