Greed Is Good - Poem by Aniruddha Pathak
If well off we’re than were,
Why’s jolly Joe still a broody Bill?
Why’s a smiling face rare?
The more one has the more he wants still,
On thankless a path puffing up-hill!
The points raised by Matt Ridley in his book, The Rational
Optimist, sound temptingly good. And some of them valid
too. But he seems to say: Greed is good. I hope human
greed follows an inverted U curve. If so how much of greed
is greed, and how much is need? The common good of
humanity at a future point will have to decide this. Yet,
only Destiny has the big picture with it; and knows what is
good for us. So, let us be optimists, rational or not.
See also ‘Peak-less-path up the hill’, |11.07.14 |.
This piece follows limerick style but packs a serious thought.
-Happenings | 10.07.14 |
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