They are out there everywhere. They are in desperate pain. For the most part, their lives are empty and they know that they need something to fill the void. Some of them take physical things. Some of the greedy can fill the empty hole with a Prada purse…temporarily. Some of them become the friends that we know we need to stop feeding our energy to. They are the ones who constantly demand attention, and approval, and encouragement…and never give any in return. Some of the greedy are far worse, some feed their addiction by abusing women, or abusing children, or even abusing themselves.
I think this may be how we came up with the idea of zombies. The greedy are like that. They wander around, unaware of anyone else’s needs or desires, and they consume whatever they can. They gorge and they gorge on their addiction of choice, driven only by the need to keep feeding. Our modern zombies don’t feed on brains. They feed on money they don’t need, even when others are starving. They feed on gadgets they can’t afford and work overtime to pay for them. They feed on the energy of the human victims that they seek out. They feed on good will and charity.
The greedy do deeply need something. They need to find power and love and inspiration inside themselves, they just don’t know how. The greedy don’t even know that they desperately need to. Yet these people are living with severe pain and depression. They deserve understanding and compassion for their sad state of existence. It is often difficult to give them that, because we see the results of their selfish taking. It is important to remember though, that these people are responsible for their actions.
Very few of us live as compassionately as we possibly could. Mother Teresa is least greedy person that I can call to mind. It takes all different kinds of people to balance the world, and not everyone can be like she was. We can try though. We all know that the most positive way to affect people is by setting a good example. The best plan may be to just get out there, to try and be more generous every day, in public. The only way to stand up to greed is with charity.