The Point (Banjul)

Gambia: Greed Destroys Societies!

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The excessive desire to acquire or possess material wealth, more than one needs or deserves, is a cause for concern.

Our belief is that those people in society who want to use all means just to enrich themselves at the detriment of others, no matter what, should be exposed.

The evil of selfishness is becoming very much common in our society, among both young and old.

The reality is that when money is easily obtained, especially through the sweat of others, the quest for more possessions continues, and that is too bad.

It is our conviction that in order for us to really combat excessive greed in our midst there is absolute need for us to change our mindset about wealth.

In other words, instead of putting oneself first, we should consider putting others and the nation first.

The truth is that it is good to be content with whatever one has, as this can always pay well and boost personal integrity.

The society should fight against self-centeredness, and the egoistic interest of satisfying oneself.

The long-term consequences of greed are well known, especially the materialistic mindset that says getting more money and possessions is the ultimate aim of life.

Why should one be so greedy to the extent that he/she refuses others their entitlements?

What is the essence of wanting to eat or accumulate wealth that does not belong to one?

Greed is not a nice or noble thing. One has to do away with greed, since it is associated with theft, corruption and embezzlement.

Greedy individuals should be exposed by all means!

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