The Twentieth Century is An Age of Greed by saaz


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									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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