To be greedy is two own more than what one can legitimately claim. This is very well illustrated by the parable of the greedy dog, which wanted to have the bone seen in the reflection. It lost the bone thereby. This is greed. All people are greedy; it is not only the poor who are greedy but also those very rich. To avoid being greedy, the child must be educated. The parents and hence the home have got a great responsibility in this respect. Children must not be helped to own more than what they need, whether it is in food or clothes. Greed and hence jealousy go together. Hence to avoid being jealous one should over come greed. Let us see if twentieth century is an age of greed. The First Great War was the result of Kaiser's ambitions to build a German empire. He was itching for it and the murder of the prince at Sarajevo was only a pretext to start a war. Then came Hitler, from the beginning he wanted to do where Kaiser failed. Slowly and steadily he build an army and the rape of Czechoslovakia followed. After the second war many small things happened which viewed properly is nothing but greed. Only the offending parties gave them different names as once they looked upon African countries as white man's burden. Greed in modern politics shows different goals. Look at the Afghan War in which Russia has deliberately invaded that country and has a political un-settlement there. Looking at the individuals also we can say they are in no way worse than those who lived in previous centuries. But one thing we can say that in this century which is becoming more and more materialistic moral forces is on the wane. Now that there is a vast scope for material possession, to that extent man is growing greedy. Temptation and greed are the two sides of a coin. To over come the moral education is essential. Develop the will of the child so that he grows he may not be greedy. So it can be conclude that this century is not an age of greed.
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