One of the saddest things that has happened to our world is the rise and rise of greed. Once, in more enlightened times (Ancient Greece), people who spent their lives trying to amass wealth were regarded with complete contempt whereas those who spent their lives involved in the arts, in the sciences, in philosophy, in architecture, in medicine etc, were highly valued.
With the advent of capitalism (a euphemism for greed), this once worthy state of human affairs has been completely reversed. Now the money-grubbers are held up as the epitome of success. Some magazines devote their literary endeavours presenting to the world the hundred richest people and talking about how they made all their wealth. That's obscene given that so many of the world's people are starving or living in abject poverty.
It's not hard to work out how they made their wealth. Because the system we live under allowed it, they screwed a whole lot of people from many nations (including their own), avoided paying a whole lot of tax, got into bed with a whole lot of politicians, kept quiet about a whole lot of the negative, even life-threatening qualities of the products they made, etc !
The result: global warming, endless imperialistic wars being fought for the control of oil and other scarce resources, the poisoning of our air, water and soil, the almost universal use of products which contains carcinogens, the genetic tinkering with plants and animals despite worrying abnormalities, an ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor, an increase in the number of right-wing governments whose funding is reliant on cosy capitalist donations, the use of the privately-owned media for the promotion of capitalism and materialism to say nothing of the subtle stifling of voices of protest, etc.
Greed is destroying our world. We need to change our immoral, contemptible, money-grubbing, elitist value-system, one that benefits only a tiny minority, before it's too late! Or is it already too late?
Do we just have to accept the facts that our world is run by human pigs and make the best of it?