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             Greed is an excessive desire for something. Greed can make people do bad things and it has a powerful influence on our lives and it affects the way we find happiness. History has shown that greed has made many people evil and they will resort to anything to get what they want. Once they get what they want, they will want more. This has happened to me before and it was something that had changed me.
             My greed started when I was in secondary school. It was the time where there were so many things I wanted but could not get. Although I got most of my wants from my parents, I was not thankful. I kept comparing myself with others who were more fortunate. My parents thought this would make me happy and protect me from stealing to get what I want. Instead, they spoiled me and I started becoming greedy. Later on, I kept asking for more and when they refused, I would get mad and release my anger on everyone around me. .
             My parents were worried about me but they could not continue giving me everything I wanted because they could not afford it. They told me to get a job so I could get my wants by working for them. At first I decided to take their advice and worked but when I found out that it was difficult, I quit. My parents told me not to expect anything from them, as they are sick of my attitude. They were determined to change me and did not give in to my demands no matter what I did. .
             When I was at school, one of my schoolmates was caught stealing and being caned in front of the whole school punished him. He felt embarrassed because everyone knew what he had done. Although I was afraid of the punishment, I thought stealing was a good I idea. At first I did not dare to steal but when discussed with my friends, they told me we should do it together.
             We decided to steal our schoolmates" hand phones because we knew that pupils are not allowed to bring electronic items to school. If their phones are stolen, they could not report to the discipline master, as they would be punished.

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