Ownership is what you own often ends up owning you. People with a lot of riches often get them quick and easy and have a lot of worries. Having great wealth is being in control of what is important it takes time and results in a lot of peace.
I saw a bumper sticker: “he who dies with the most toys; wins.” I think he wins the biggest fool award. One of the largest industries in the world is the production of toys. Computer game companies bring in more than double that of the movie industry. Interestingly enough is that the movie people market to the whole world and the game people only market to boys 17-27 although it spills over to many older (but not more mature.)
Boys get started playing computer games then want to go to war and kill someone then end up with PTSD and end up on drugs and government dependency. Playing the computer games started out as fun but turned into a form of greed wanting more and more until they were trapped. So you see wanting more money is not the only form of greed.
The government takeover of America is perhaps the most subtle act of greed since The Garden of Eden. Nikita Khrushchev used his shoe as a gavel hitting the table in 1961 as he loudly proclaimed: “we will bury you!” The verbal context was: “Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will dig you in.” He was warning us that people are lazy and will vote in the government to take care of their responsibilities for them.
All of the truly wealthy people that I know are not stacking up riches but build systems to take care of people and serve people and give back to the community.
Stewardship is genuine leadership. How many are you serving?