One of the shortcomings that mars a human being is greed. It
makes a person blind to the needs of others. Such a person
tends to forget his moral and social responsibilities and
becomes heedless to the call of his conscience. Greed and
avarice sometimes turn human beings into ruthless animals.
Here are some tips that may help us in overcoming this
Firstly, we must try to concentrate on the higher goals and
constructive activities of life. A person who has such goals
and activities will always want to spend money to achieve
Secondly, we need to experience the spiritual contentment that
accompanies spending wealth on others. Greed and selfishness
make a person anxious and worrisome and the mind is in a
perpetual state of turmoil to amass more and more. With
spending on others comes an unmatched feeling of satisfaction.
Thirdly, we must realize that wealth is not going to accompany
us in the afterlife. How this wealth is used in this life can
only be of benefit to us in the everlasting life of the
Hereafter. Smart people are far-sighted. They always plan for
a better future.
Fourthly, we must also realize that wealth is a trust from
God. People who are rich and wealthy owe more to the society.
They must also remember that just as God has blessed them with
wealth, He can take it away from them in the blink of an eye.
So many examples of this abound.