Money, Happiness And Eternal Life : Greed

in #documentary7 years ago (edited)

We live in a consumer-based society where money plays an important role in almost any aspect of life. Modern capitalism has become a corrupt system that serves a selected number of individuals for the sake of many others who are not so fortunate. People are no longer content with what they need, now they have an urge to own things just to feel better about themselves​. Greed also has a huge impact on our psychology, often times revealing our darker side. This documentary is exploring​ the human condition, explaining how greed plays such​ a big role in our life and its impact on the ​surrounding world.


-=Part 1=-

Can money and power ever make us happy? How much is enough? Is greed getting the better of us?

From Buddhists and bankers to Eskimos and psychologists, we explore the phenomenon of greed with people from all walks of life. How can it be defined? What makes us greedy? And what are the repercussions?
"People like to have a lot of stuff because it gives them the feeling of living forever," says American social psychologist Sheldon Solomon. He thinks we have to come to terms with our own mortality before we can break the cycle.
Are there other ways to feel happy and content? Can we simply stop being greedy by changing the way we think?

-=Part 2=-

We're never happy with what we have. But excessive consumption is damaging our planet. Could greed lead to the collapse of the climate as well as our society?

From Buddhists and bankers to Eskimos and psychologists, we explore the phenomenon of greed with people from all walks of life. How can it be defined? What makes us greedy? And what are the repercussions?
People like to have a lot of stuff because it gives them the feeling of living forever," says American social psychologist Sheldon Solomon. He thinks we have to come to terms with our own mortality before we can break the cycle.
Are there other ways to feel happy and content? Can we simply stop being greedy by changing the way we think?




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Yes, we can choose to change how we think about "stuff". Do we really need as many pairs of shoes as many of us have in our closets?

But it's difficult, one size does not fit all. There are real needs that differ between people's lives. A construction worker needs steel toed work boots, but I don't in my day to day life.

Begin the change with yourself and decide what you really need.

Very well said!

Interesting to think toys relate to extending ones life inside their mind. Sadly I think toys only really do any benefit until you're not a kid than they just become fillers for holes in your life.

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