Profit-Making Mind-set May Lead to Global Decline – Perspective

Posted: February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized
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We all want to make money no matter how and when in our lives. In fact, we love money so much we will throw away dignity for it. It is almost the best trap for humans if they want to be caught in a trap. To give portray an extreme comparison, it would be like using cheese to trap a mouse! Of course I am not degrading the human race because I know we are extremely intelligent… but even with this characteristic we sometimes let our true values wither away in the face of monetary enticement. As Ghandi once said, “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need but not every man’s greed.”

The aforementioned brings up the world wide concept/epidemic of profit-making with a “profit-mindset.” This reminds us that the world suffers more than it needs to because each individual with this mindset will always want and want some more. If I am not mistaken by exaggerating, the majority of people live and work through everyday with this concept in mind. However, arguments can and will arise to say that each individual is just working to provide for their own family. This is indeed 100% true and I agree. But if you can and have provided for your family then maybe start giving back to where its needed. As cliche as this may sound, we all live in this world together so we need to balance our needs and wants or else the world will just wither away if not naturally, then it will be by our hands.
I could be wrong but another interesting perspective to add on is that students who have studied Business related fields tend to have a stronger and more stubborn profit-based mindset. What they need to do is just always remember that there needs to be a balance between making profit and flourishing in their large companies and the everyday life they live. Basically, the more money you make, the more you should give back to help others because only then will balance be maintained.
The point of this discussion is to remind people that the “excess” profit we all “want” to make comes with a “true” price, the world. And if we keep thinking with this mindset and greed then everything will surely decline. Therefore, we need to remember that we are not the mice who mindlessly dart at a piece of cheese, we are each highly intelligent individuals who can easily realize that a balanced mindset between how much we need and how much we want is the goal we should achieve.
~Open Our Minds

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