Deadly “Sins” for Lively Liberals: Greed

“More, more, more! My possessions define who I am as a person and serve to illustrate my success. Without all my toys, I’m nothing. Too much of everything is never enough! So I savor the security that accumulation brings.” Does this sound like you? I know it sometimes applies to me. The wisdom of Epicurus says that wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants. We’ll also look to Seneca, another stoic philosopher, for the antidotes to greed.