“Chalkie fired a warning glance at Matt.
“You imagined being with her and how good it would be. You said to yourself, Julia and I could have fun. She wouldn’t nag me and she would want to listen and hang out with me. She would want to make love to me. Then you started visualizing that sex.”
“Steady on,” said Matt with a note of alarm in his voice.””
- Loathe Your Neighbor ch. 11
Greed is one of the seven deadly sins. Greed is good, according to Gordon Gekko. Greed says, I don’t have enough. I want more. Greed drives a person to greatness regardless of the cost. Greed sees the acquisition of things as more important than the establishment and maintenance of relationships. Greed is the antithesis of content. Greed appears as gluttony and as lust. What restrains the urge to gather more, to have more? To possess things and own people? Is self control enough when the animal appetites of sinful man drive him to self destruction? What’s the difference between greed and ambition? When am I going to stop asking questions, and cease this heavy self righteous moralizing? Oh, I’m sorry I’ve made you uncomfortable. I didn’t realize what I was doing when I started. I lost control. My propensity to grandstand and pontificate overwhelmed me. Damn, all I wanted to do was write a cute little blog entry about something starting with G. I spy with my little eye…