Read the speech below by Jordan Belfort(Leonardo DiCaprio) in Wolf of Wall Street.:
“There is no nobility in poverty. I have been a rich man and I have been a poor man and I choose rich every fucking time. ‘Cos at least as a rich man when I have to face my problems I show up in the back of a limo wearing a $2,000 suit and a $40,000 gold fucking watch. [He throws his watch into the crowd and loads of hands reach out for it] Yeah fight it out, boys! Hit him! Hit him! And if anyone here thinks I’m “superficial”, or “materialistic”, go get a job in fucking McDonald’s, ‘cos that’s where you fucking belong!
“But before you depart this room full of winners, I want you to take a good look at the person next to you. Go on! ‘Cos sometime in the not-so-distant future, you’re going to be pulling up to a red light, in your beat-up old fucking Pinto, and that person’s going to be pulling up right alongside you in their brand new Porsche, with their beautiful wife by their side, who’s got big voluptuous tits. And who are you going to be sitting next to? Some disgusting wilderbeast with three days of razor stubble in a sleeveless muumuu crammed in next to you in a carload full of groceries from the fucking Price Club! That’s who you’re going to be sitting next to! . . . I want you to deal with your problems by becoming RICH!”
Now no matter how vulgar does that sounds but he has a point. There is no glory in being poor. I’d say it is better to sob in Porshe than on a bus. Some say money can’t guarantee happiness but happiness is not guaranteed in any scenario. Being filthy rich helps you fight with problems in comfort. Sometimes being motivated to make more money is labeled as “GREED” by people.
There is inequality in this world and if greed can help people fill the huge gap even little, Greed is great. It captures essence of the evolutionary spirit, Ladies and Gentlemen, Greed works. Be it for Money, for Life, for Love or any damn thing.
Margaret Thatcher once said, “Nobody would remember the Good Samaritan if he had only good intentions. He had money as well”. She can’t be more right, we need a little inequality for keeping world balanced. If inequality is not there charity won’t work, people who get rich decide to share with some who have nothing or less. And that’s how it works.
Greed, my friends, is one necessary element that keeps a tab on what motivates the world toward economic development.
So be Greedy, Go for more, Achieve affluence and help society for Good!!
Watch this video for the speech:
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