Wanting to improve our lives is a good thing. It causes us to work harder for what we want. But when it becomes greed, willingness to hurt others for personal gain, it’s a moral or even a real crime.
People have believed that for a long time. Greed is one of the traditional “7 Deadly Sins.”
Noticing when others have more is a good thing. It causes us to work harder to have more ourselves. But when it becomes envy, it’s a bad thing. Envy poisons our lives with resentment. And when it causes us to hurt others for personal gain, to take from them, it’s a moral or even a real crime.
People have believed that for a long time. Envy is one of the traditional “7 Deadly Sins.”
Intentional abuse and theft, whether because of greed or envy, are crimes to be punished to the limit of morally legal law.
Regardless of our situation in life, some people have less and some have more. We are morally required to control our greed and have compassion for those with less, to help them personally as we can. We are morally required to control our envy and respect the rights of those with more.
If our main life purpose is to do anything to be in the top wealth levels or to rob those in higher levels, our lives are immoral and meaningless.
Our true life purpose is to serve others, not to use others to serve ourselves.