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Q6(a). Need and Greed: Mahatma Gandhi

Q6. Given below are three quotations of great moral thinkers/philosophers. For each of these quotations, bring out what it means to you in the present context:
(a)‘There is enough on this earth for everyone’s need but for no one’s greed.’ Mahatma Gandhi (150 words; 10 marks)
Our needs are limited but our greed has no limit. We can easily satisfy our basic needs like food, clothing and housing. There are sufficient resources today in our world to easily fulfil the needs of all the people of the world.
However, there is no end to greed. A greedy man is never satisfied because the more he gets, the more he desires. Even if the entire wealth of the world is provided to a person, it still can’t fulfil the greed of that one person since he would still desire more. Moreover, in order to fulfil their greed, men commit many illegal and immoral acts, which make poor people poorer and create imbalance in society. It is, therefore, important for us to have control over our greed because we can never satisfy it. If we only focus on our needs, we can satisfy them easily and also share the surplus with other people and make their lives better as well. (162 words)
Q6(a). Need and Greed: Mahatma Gandhi
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