http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greed Just read an article about yet another sports athlete and a potential $50mill/year contract. Almost immediately the "He's greedy" comments began coming up. So, what exactly is greed? Does greed apply/not apply depending on profession? Some people say greed is getting stuff you don't need to live, so if I buy a 50'' HDTV or go to college am I being greedy? Perhaps there is no greed, just reverse-envy. I just don't get why some people are disgusted by someone rightfully commanding a large salary. To me, it makes no difference whether "Person X" earns $1 or $1mill if said person is not depriving me of what I need.