This summer there have been several outbreaks of forest fires across
southern Europe. A big chunk of Greece is currently ablaze.
Disturbingly, it has been reported that a substantial number of the
blazes were started deliberately.
A possible theory for the arson attacks is so that the land can be cleared and developed upon.
People have died in these fires. The current toll is 64 people in the current outbreak.
someone/people, (and it is an if, not a definite) started those fires,
purely for financial gain, that is greed of an almost mutant nature.
you imagine having the literally, burning desire to make money so much,
that you didn't care if you killed your neighbours, or whoever in order
to do it.
Does that sort of greed consume you, whisper in your
ear all the time? Is it sharp like hunger pains, or more like a gnawing
sensation, that you have the right to be successful, it'sok, you don't mean to harm anyone.
is something almost mythological about such levels of greed, that
desire to have everything, even if it means everyone has nothing.
see this greed in many guises. It is so often excused. Wanting
something at the expense of someone else - it is the other person's
fault. You were greedy first, you worked hard for this, deserve this,
To want so much, consume without question, devour without satiety. There is no end, just a perpetual pursuit of the means.