The labels that we place on other people are a reflection of our own beliefs, which make up our worldview.
From the vast amounts of information we are able to take in of the world around us, our brain processes things amazingly quickly, chunks them down into digestible pieces, and returns easily understandable chunks for us.
For example, take this picture:
5 Different people will have 5 different descriptions of the expression on this man’s face.
One might say “he looks satisfied.” Another might say “he looks happy.” Another might say “he looks smug.” Someone else could peg that as “greedy.” The last person might ignore the man entirely and wonder if he’s laying in a pool or standing up against the sky.
This depends on the perspective of the person observing the image – what mood are they in at the time, what feelings do they attach to those expressions, and a million other things.
So, the question should not be “can a greedy person change” but rather “can we shift our perspectives to see more than just one label?“
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/How-do-very-greedy-people-overcome-their-greed
Originally Posted On: 2016-03-04