The Problem With Society Isn’t Greed

Green (Living) Review

Greed Is a Symptom of a Deep Need Going Unfulfilled A lot of people reacted to my comment on Facebook the other day that greed is more a symptom than a cause of our current system, with all its inequities. I’m asked, What is the cause of greed? First I’ll say what I think greed is: Greed is the insatiable desire for that which one doesn’t really need, or in amounts beyond one’s needs. greed society

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Greed, Green & Grains: Obamacare for Our Corn

Environmental Economics

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Monsanto and GMOs: a Model of Greed

The Alien Next Door

It’s a simple model of greed. pesticides greed proposition 37 genetic engineering GMO roundup Vandana Shiva Monsanto genetically modified foods David Suzuki genetically modified organisms Rachel Parent ecosystem health environment According to the David Suzuki Foundation, “ companies that develop and patent GMO seeds are the same companies that develop and patent the pesticides and herbicides to which the unique seeds are resistant.

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The Greed of Giving. (Yes, Giving.)

Elephant Journal

I have mustered up a greed for giving and a disappointment that. Enlightened Society Family Non New-Agey Spirituality acceptance awareness change family healing parenting

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Love Wins when Stars Shine: how to Transform Stupidity, Fear & Greed into Wisdom, Love & Compassion.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) awareness compassion enlightenment equality fear greed freedom life love shine star spangled Stars stupidity wisdomIn response to the Charleston shooting and the nationwide legalization of equal marriage rights, in correlation to the Fourth of July.

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Spontaneous Giving and Calculated Greed


When it comes to human cooperation, it seems that our generosity is governed by how quickly we make decisions. A study in this week’s Nature indicates that our intuitive response is to cooperate; humans tend to be generous when making snap decisions, but act more selfishly when given time to reflect. Although cooperation is central to human social behaviour, it often requires individuals to incur a personal cost to benefit others, which goes against what self interest should dictate.

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Lolita at the Miami Seaquarium: When does corporate greed cross the line? ~ Abbey Johnson

Elephant Journal

There’s something about Killer Whales that amazes people. Their unique coloring, their mysterious behavior, their astounding intelligence? They’re truly amazing creatures. Killer whales, also known as Orcas, are found all over the world, yet there is one community in the area of British Columbia that is especially popular: The Southern Residents. This endangered Orca community [.].

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Our 2 Biggest Obstacles to Fighting Climate Change.

Elephant Journal

Editor's Picks Enlightened Society Green Yoga being Uncomfortable climate change ego fighting Climate Change greed green klesas Planet Earth yoga sutrasFor many, willful ignorance has become this “magical pill” that relieves them of taking responsibility or action. We’ve all heard the phrase, “Ignorance is bliss,” right? That’s because.

If “All” we Need is Love, We’ve got a Long way to Go.

Elephant Journal

Sometimes I find myself thinking: please just stop this spinning cesspool of greed and self-righteousness and let me off. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Love & Relationships Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) basic rights capitalism competition economic ineqality greed humanity war

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Just Say “No” to Monsanto


Cranky Rants chemicals farmers GMO greed herbicide Monsanto organic toxins whole systemsIt’s dark, it’s cold, and as I’m a classic test case in environmental psychology, I’m grumpy. So here comes another commentary on the news. When it warms up, things will be different around here; I promise. Regardless, this is something we all need to know about. Today, the Indigenous Environmental Network sent this Ecologist article [.].

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The Buddha’s Guide to Dealing with Desire.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality acceptance attachment buddhism Buddhist philosophy greed impermanence letting go materialism suffering The Four Noble Truths the middle wayIn the Buddha's teaching of The Four Noble Truths, the first truth is that suffering exists. The second truth states that all suffering has a cause. In Buddhism, attachment and.

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How to make more $$$ while benefiting the world & undercutting Big Banks. {Mindful Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Featured Events Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood Walk the Talk Show Featured Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis Waylon Lewis WAYLON: Today Only aspiration Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) corporate greed cynicism earn ebanking elephant journal enlightened society fintech personal banking small business walk the talk show Waylon Lewis (by or about The Bank that’s Proving Money doesn’t need to be the Root of all Evil.

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If you Really Want to…10 Eco-Friendly Ways to Shop on Black Friday & Cyber Monday.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Green Right Livelihood WAYLON: Today Only black friday Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) cyber Monday eco-friendly experience greed recycle sales shopping thanksgiving upcycleIt can't be denied that there are some good deals to be had for the early bird and determined holiday shoppers.

How to Change Our Tune When “I’m Not Good Enough” Is Stuck on Repeat.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) awareness desperation good enough greed introspection not enough self love self-doubt suffering Will we truly be fulfilled? Will the not enough tune finally stop torturing us?

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How Death Defined the Difference between Want & Need.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Family Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood Yoga death family greed grief loss relationships right livelihood want and need yamasWe argued endlessly about money because there was never enough despite having comfortable lives. We had a nice car, nice clothes, an impressive stereo system, and a home to envy.

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This Spoken Word Poetry will Give you Chills. {Video}

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Right Livelihood WAYLON: Today Only Afghanistan greed how to help Iraq leaders refugees spoken word poetry Syria united states warI honestly had no idea how to answer the question, "What would you do if you were me?" I found myself humbled in the most beautiful way.

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How to Get Out of Our Own Way.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today anger aversion flow greed meditation practice three principles "Flow with whatever may happen."~ Tao Te Ching.

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A Lesson in Humility: via Justin Bieber & Anne Frank.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today Anne Frank awareness belieber greed humbled humilty Justin Bieber self-centred spoken wordThe two minutes are worth your time, I promise you that.

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The Dalai Lama’s 6 Key Tips to Happiness.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality WAYLON: Today Only achievement anger awareness compassion Dalai Lama family greed happiness hatred healing His Holiness life meditation mindfulness negative thoughts relationships self love spirituality Tibet tips for happiness truth truthfulnessTo achieve happiness, we need to cultivate the thought that others are valuable. The Dalai Lama ascertains that other people are the source of our happiness.

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Let’s Relate Instead of Retaliate. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Poetry awaken greed peace retaliation violence war wholenessBecause, we are one organism, one whole ego-system.

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Embracing the Feminine Side of ‘Mother Earth’. ~ Bill Shireman

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Civil Rights, Social Good) Green balance consumerism consumption Earth feminine future greed green materialism mother nature waste

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“Be the Change You Want to See In the World.”

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) awareness Buddha buddhism change compassion environment greed happiness health life love Selfish selfless wellbeing Thanks for the wise words Buddha.

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Spiritual Excavation.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today aversion delusion greed meditation Ram Dass said, "We are not alone, not because there are so many others.but because there are none.".

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How we F*ck up the Buddha’s teachings on the 4 Noble Truths.

Elephant Journal

Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today 4 noble truths attachment awareness buddhism Buddhist philosophy change dukkha eightfold path four noble truths Gautama Buddha greed guidelines handbook hatred healing ignorance life mindfulness perception spirituality suffering the Buddha truthBuddha was the person who saw our Rubik's Cube for what it is and came out with the solution. Unfortunately, most us were not satisfied with the truth he recognized and explained.

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I Need More of… Everything! ~ Vrindavan Rao

Elephant Journal

Did you know that there is such a thing as spiritual greed? Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Today Only Yoga Yoga Books & Reviews Yoga Practice Yoga Wisdom Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today Arjuna Bhagavad Gita bhakti bhakti yoga envy greed Krishna meditation mindfulness spirituality yoga philosophy yoga practice

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How Yoga Slays the 7 Deadly Sins. ~ Jamie Nicholas

Elephant Journal

These are lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, [.]. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Yoga balance envy gluttony greed lust pride religion seven deadly sins sloth wrath I’ve read quite a few articles dealing with the question of: “Is yoga a religion?” Most of the articles dispelled the idea, and I agree that yoga is not a religion. A couple of weeks ago, I was reading some texts which explored the seven deadly sins.

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5 Pieces of Buddhist Wisdom that can Impact your Life.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood attachment aversion awareness Buddha buddhism Buddhist philosophy Buddhist wisdom change compassion four noble truths greed happiness healing Health & Wellness ignorance impermanence interconnectedness karma life meditation mindfulness notion self love spirituality the selfThroughout the years, I stumbled upon Buddhist notions that have entirely changed my life.

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The Bungled & Botched: Rethinking our Humanity.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) business busyness child abuse connection corporate greed humanity technologyThere is no quirky chime to alert us to the fact that we have forgotten to actually look at our neighbor because we are already head-down for the day.

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The Buddhist way to be Unconditionally Happy.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality WAYLON: Today Only acheive happiness attachment awareness Buddha buddhism Buddhist Buddhist philosophy change compassion conditioned mind detachment greed happiness happy happy life healing Health & Wellness impermanence life meditation metta mindfulness non attachment spiritualityI’m convinced that our happiness has become quite conditioned in the past few centuries.

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Voting doesn’t matter much, they say? This shows otherwise.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today corporations election employees greed Market Basket midterm picketing protest voting Wall Street So what does all of this have to do with voting on Tuesday? It’s simple. If a group of people can dramatically effect the corporate decisions of a privately held company, then why can’t we replicate this on a larger scale?

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Bioprospecting And Biopiracy

Green Living Tips

I recently came across the word "biopiracy" - something that happens when bioprospecting falls victim to good ole' fashioned human greed. So what do these terms mean

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The 7 Deadly Sins, State By State. {Map}

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Funny Florida greed lust map pride seven deadly sins sins sloth wrath Several years ago, researchers in the geography department at Kansas State University released an interesting series of state-by-state maps, featuring a spatial analysis of the seven deadly sins.

Recession good for profits

Green (Living) Review

austerity recession greed capitalism corporate profits by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Corporate profits as a share of national income continue to break records, not despite unemployment and wage stagnation, but because of them. Recession is always good for the capitalists and capitalism as it guarantees them a labor force that is scared of losing their jobs and thus will accept lower wages and bad working conditions just to be able to have some sort of an income.

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Money Masters: the True Value of $1.

Elephant Journal

Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) (the true value of $1) awake breughel buddhism comment david arenson david g arenson dreamers economy enlightenment Evil greed individual marxism mindfulness money Money Masters philosophy retreat Sacred shambhala Governments still promote an obsession with growth at all costs—knowing full-well that resources are limited (finite).

The Economic Delusion & the Roots of Our Discontent.

Elephant Journal

Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks consumption david g arenson Don Juan economy ethical business ethics GNH greed Gross National Happiness journey right livelihood spiritual hunger unhappiness Call it the delusion of economics, or economics of delusion.

Meditate to Elevate. ~ Karen Nourizadeh

Elephant Journal

Free Content to Partners Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Yoga Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today consciousness disease distraction ego fear greed Meditate mind practice Meditation helps us to observe the weather of our minds at each moment. With enough willpower and practice, we can change the weather at will.

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How to Know if it’s Love (or Lust) at First Sight.

Elephant Journal

Inspiring (Wow) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) at first sight boundaries connection greed idealized insecurity instant gratification love lust relationship respectLove at first sight. We love it—or we love the idea of it. But if someone says they have fallen for us after one meeting or conversation, can those wonderful feelings be love? Can they truly love us, without knowing who we are?

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Kareiva: Consumption, Competitiveness and Conformity

Nature Conservancy - Science

People and Conservation Science Science Culture conformity consumption effects of consumption environmental fashion greed greed and conservation hip environmentalist over-consumption Partha Dasgupta Paul Ehrlich Peter Kareiva Peter Kareiva Nature Conservancy Science journal shark fin soup shark fin soup campaign Simon Fraser University Can the human traits of competitiveness and conformity be forces for environmental change? Can they save this shark from becoming shark fin soup?

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That little thing called more

Green (Living) Review

Greed is another name for this constant desire, driven by advertising nowadays, for more. keeping up with the Joneses more greed envy by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We want more, more, more all the time, never satisfied with what we have and this is what is destroying the world. In the old days this was often the case for fortune hunters going abroad, and amongst those were the slavers and slave traders, as well as the gold diggers and the carpet baggers. Today it is everyone, almost.

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A Message from the Dolphins. ~ Saira Khan {Poem}

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Literary Journal business dolphins greed money poem I sat across from a man made of millions. From his shiny black patent shoes to his dolphin patterned socks, and his slicked back gray blonde hair, a color so elusive Midas himself would find fault with designating blame, I saw treachery.

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The Business of Death. ~ Erica Leibrandt

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks — Inspiring (Wow) death funeral greed Grieving loss I was watching a program about the Vikings the other day, and one part explained how they dealt with their dead. They built a pyre on a raft, on top of which they laid the body of the deceased, beneath garlands of flowers and things the person had loved in life.

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Human Beings Destroying Life: Where to Next?

Elephant Journal

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We will not go back to normal

Green (Living) Review

Our pre-Covid-19 existence was not normal other than we normalized greed, inequity, depletion,extraction, the exploitation of nature and man by man for ever greater profits. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We will not go back to normal nor should we. Normal never was.

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