Nothing wrong at all with ambition that results in financial rewards or expanding initial resources to increase turnover, profitability and growth, that is what constitutes free enterprise, progress and makes the entrepreneur a Billionaire or enables the simple businessman to make an acceptable living. Striving to "get on" in life is not a crime, it is our purpose.
What is detestable is GREED, making money at all costs and at the expense of others, no matter what.
We have a good proportion of both these kind of individuals in society and it will not go away, it is ingrained in human activity since Homo Sapiens first stood up and walked vertically.
Just despise the greedy and admire the thrifty, determined dignity cannot be bought. That is all we can do. Even a tramp can despise a millionaire. Money can do lots of things, but if you are firmly set in your personal policy of respect, then it will not buy you.
I often wish that some greedy pig with a money complex had tried to bribe me in the past. Would I have taken it ? You`re damned right I would have. Nobody in their right mind would kick the Golden Goose up the butt, would they ? Better to be dishonest and rich than honest and poor.
The alternative definition of "corruption". = "To supplement one's income by associated business transactions".
Edited by yabbadoo, 16 August 2013 - 10:00 AM.