Once again, my children are provoking me to be a better person, to consider qualities and aspects of human nature that sometimes I'd prefer not to visit. Our discussions are short and simple, but they seem to linger with me for weeks to come. Being selfish or greedy, for example. What is it that makes some so giving and some so selfish? What is it that drives adults to keep up with the neighbors? Is this greed as well, or is this insecurity and jealousy? I found this quote and it makes so much sense to me,
"Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough."
The mental picture of this is terrifying! If you could picture greed as a "fat demon," lurking at your every footstep, maybe there would be more willingness for a change of lifestyle! Do you really want to feed the fat demon? Not I. I believe that if you really want something, you work for it, you save for it. But along the way you have to share with friends and family or your end result can never be a fulfilling one. Yes, I have lots of questions, few answers - but I will keep trying.